October 1, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
  • Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to USA in Boston
  • RKO radio network begins operation
  • Shehu Shagari becomes first and only President of Nigeria's Second Republic
  • US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years

Birthdays in History

  • Cameron Bruce, Australian rules footballer