1979 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 485

  • Jun 3 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled in one of world's worst oil spills
  • Jun 4 South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal
  • Jun 4 Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

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Jun 4 Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jun 5 Seychelles adopts constitution
  • Jun 6 200th running of horse's Derby in England
  • Jun 6 Royal Air Force receives 1st F-16
  • Jun 6 Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors
  • Jun 7 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • Jun 7 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • Jun 7 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
  • Jun 8 "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
  • Jun 8 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
  • Jun 9 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
  • Jun 9 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
  • Jun 11 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
  • Jun 12 Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
  • Jun 12 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
  • Jun 12 Sanista occupies parts of Managua
  • Jun 12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
  • Jun 13 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills SD
  • Jun 14 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands
  • Jun 15 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
  • Jun 16 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • Jun 16 Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • Jun 18 Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon

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Jun 18 US President Carter & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear wepons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Jun 19 Mali's constitution goes into effect
  • Jun 21 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
  • Jun 22 Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)
  • Jun 23 Charlie Daniels Band releases "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
  • Jun 23 Rock group the Knack releases "My Sharona"
  • Jun 25 Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
  • Jun 28 OPEC raises oil prices 24%
  • Jun 29 San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
  • Jul 1 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
  • Jul 1 Sony introduces the Walkman.

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Jul 2 Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • Jul 4 Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed
  • Jul 6 IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
  • Jul 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 8 Congo adopts constitution
  • Jul 8 Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
  • Jul 8 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
  • Jul 9 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jul 9 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
  • Jul 9 A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
  • Jul 10 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • Jul 11 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates
  • Jul 12 Ian Palce joins Whitesnake
  • Jul 12 Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jul 14 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 15 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

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Jul 16 Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Jul 17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • Jul 17 Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle flees to Miami
  • Jul 17 Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
  • Jul 17 Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
  • Jul 18 Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London
  • Jul 18 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 19 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
  • Jul 19 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Anastasio Somoza Debayle
  • Jul 19 Patricia Harris, becomes sect of HEW
  • Jul 20 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
  • Jul 21 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated

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Jul 24 US President Jimmy Carter names Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Jul 25 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
  • Jul 26 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX (national record)
  • Jul 27 France performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 28 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
  • Jul 28 France performs nuclear Test
  • Aug 1 Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
  • Aug 3 Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, RI
  • Aug 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 Italian government of Cossiga begins
  • Aug 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
  • Aug 5 Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
  • Aug 6 Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
  • Aug 8 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
  • Aug 9 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
  • Aug 10 Ecuador adopts its 17th constitution, extending citizenship and suffrage to all Ecuadorians over 18
  • Aug 11 28°F in Embarrass Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Iranian press censors start massive book burnings
  • Aug 13 Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
  • Aug 14 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
  • Aug 15 Andrew Young resigns as US ambassador to the United Nations
  • Aug 17 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed

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Aug 18 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Aug 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 19 "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)
  • Aug 19 Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin return to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space
  • Aug 20 India premier Charan Singh resigns
  • Aug 20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • Aug 22 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young
  • Aug 23 Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds
  • Aug 23 UN's Vienna office opens
  • Aug 24 Cars play concert in NY Central Park
  • Aug 24 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps

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