Historical Events in April 1979

  • Apr 1 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
  • Apr 1 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Apr 2 Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Apr 3 Belgium's Martens government forms
  • Apr 3 Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
  • Apr 5 Balt manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper
  • Apr 5 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
  • Apr 7 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
  • Apr 7 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Apr 8 "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Apr 8 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"
  • Apr 8 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Apr 8 People's Republic of China joins IOC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 9 51st Academy Awards: "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • Apr 10 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • Apr 10 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • Apr 10 Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • Apr 11 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
  • Apr 12 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
  • Apr 13 Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek
  • Apr 13 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
  • Apr 13 Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
  • Apr 14 Susan Horvath, of Penn, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year
  • Apr 15 43rd Masters Golf Tournament: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 15 A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) on Montenegro coast.
  • Apr 16 15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks & Mets tie 1-1
  • Apr 16 83rd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:27 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:35:15
  • Apr 16 Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
  • Apr 16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"
  • Apr 17 Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?" premieres in London
  • Apr 17 Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point
  • Apr 18 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
  • Apr 18 Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
  • Apr 19 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)
  • Apr 19 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yanks Goose Gossage & Cliff
  • Apr 19 Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
  • Apr 21 "Carmelina" closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Apr 22 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 22 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Apr 23 Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.
  • Apr 24 Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election
  • Apr 25 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
  • Apr 25 Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Apr 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA