1979 in History



January 1 International Year of the Child begins
January 1 Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
January 1 U.S. and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
January 2 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
January 2 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
January 2 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
January 7 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
January 8 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
January 8 Argentina and Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
January 8 Today Show gets a new theme song
January 8 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh
January 9 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
January 9 High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
January 9 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
January 9 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
January 10 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
January 10 Entertainer of the Year Awards
January 11 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 61 performances
January 12 6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
January 12 LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
January 12 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
January 13 Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
January 13 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
January 14 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
January 16 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
January 17 New York Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against New York Rangers
January 17 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
January 17 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
January 18 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
January 19 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
January 21 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
January 21 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
January 21 Superbowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, quarterback
January 23 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 25 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
January 25 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
January 26 "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS
January 26 Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands
January 27 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda
January 27 Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
January 28 Arthur Kopit's "Wings," premieres in New York City
January 28 "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1672 performances
January 29 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
January 29 Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
January 29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
January 29 Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
January 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
January 29 President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
January 30 Rhodesia agrees to new constitution
February 1 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile
February 1 Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery
February 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 3 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
February 3 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
February 3 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
February 3 "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
February 4 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut and cancelled that outing on CBS
February 4 End of last 3+day D/N game for 15 years (WSC, SCG)
February 4 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
February 5 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
February 5 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
February 6 Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto
February 7 Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boumedienne in Algeria
February 7 Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI vs. India at Kanpur
February 7 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
February 7 "Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
February 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 9 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
February 9 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
February 9 Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
February 9 Nigeria amends constitution
February 10 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
February 10 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
February 11 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
February 11 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
February 11 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
February 11 Musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres in New York City
February 11 "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial New York City for 1082 performances
February 12 Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched
February 13 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
February 13 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
February 14 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 204 performances
February 15 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
February 15 Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes
February 15 Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
February 15 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 16 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
February 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 17 China invades Vietnam
February 17 Eric Heiden equals skating world record 1000m (1:14.99)
February 18 -52 degrees F (-47 degrees C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
February 18 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 18 Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
February 18 NASA launches space vehicle S-202
February 18 President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
February 18 Snow falls in Sahara Desert
February 20 "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 45 performances
February 21 2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
February 21 Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550/580 km)
February 22 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
February 22 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate and Cat Building is dedicated
February 22 St. Lucia gains independence from Britain
February 23 Frank Peterson, Jr. named 1st black general in Marine Corps
February 23 George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album
February 23 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 140 performances
February 24 Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
February 24 War between North and South Yemen begins
February 25 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
February 25 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
February 26 Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
February 28 Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York City
March 1 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 557 performances
March 4 200th episode of "All in the Family"
March 4 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 61 performances
March 4 Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
March 4 U.S. Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
March 5 Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
March 7 Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro and amateur umpires
March 7 Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
March 8 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Io, a satellite of Jupiter
March 8 5th People's Choice Awards
March 8 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
March 8 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
March 9 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
March 9 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 11 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
March 11 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minutes NHL hockey game
March 13 European Monetary System is established, ECU created
March 13 Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
March 13 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick
March 15 Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80
March 15 Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick
March 15 Sarfraz takes 9-86 at MCG as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test
March 16 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney
March 17 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov U.S.S.R.
March 17 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia and R Gardner USA
March 17 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
March 17 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
March 18 Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
March 18 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
March 18 "On the 20th Century" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 460 performances
March 19 House of Representatives begins live television broadcasts via C-SPAN
March 20 Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center
March 21 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
March 22 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
March 22 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques and Whalers)
March 23 Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
March 23 Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"
March 24 10 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts
March 24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
March 24 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 116 performances
March 24 Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
March 25 Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest
March 25 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
March 26 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan State beats Indiana State. 75-64
March 26 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
March 26 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
March 26 Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
March 26 Padres and Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
March 27 Supreme Court rules, 8-1, police can't randomly stop cars
March 28 British government of Callaghan falls
March 28 Lazarus and Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood and night in Ukraine," premieres
March 28 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania (no deaths)
March 29 Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball vs. Pakistan at WACA
March 29 Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine," premieres in London
March 29 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
March 29 Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
April 1 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
April 1 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
April 2 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits President Sadat in Cairo
April 3 Belgium's Martens government forms
April 3 Jane Byrne, elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois
April 5 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper
April 5 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
April 6 Rod Stewart and Alana Collins wed
April 7 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
April 7 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
April 7 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
April 8 204th and final episode of "All in the Family"
April 8 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
April 8 "Carmelina" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 17 performances
April 8 People's Republic of China joins IOC
April 9 51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter," Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win
April 9 Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hours, begins
April 10 J. R. Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
April 10 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian and a Bulgarian
April 11 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
April 12 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
April 13 Christian Turks occupy St. Jansbasiliek
April 13 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
April 13 Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda
April 14 Susan Horvath, of Penn, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year
April 15 43rd Golf Masters Championship: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280
April 16 15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees and Mets tie 1-1
April 16 83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:27
April 16 8th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:35:15
April 16 Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport in Belgium
April 16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"
April 17 Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?," premieres in London
April 18 Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
April 18 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
April 19 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yankees Goose Gossage and Cliff
April 19 Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
April 21 "Carmelina" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 17 performances
April 22 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
April 22 Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
April 24 Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election
April 25 Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect
April 25 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
April 27 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"
April 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
April 30 Mary Therese Friel, New York, crowned 28th Miss USA
May 1 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
May 1 Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
May 1 Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing
May 2 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell
May 2 "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
May 3 Bobby Bonds hits his 300th home run (2nd to have 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases)
May 3 Margaret Thatcher becomes the 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain
May 3 Martin Sherman's "Bent," premieres in London
May 4 Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st
May 4 NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
May 5 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
May 5 Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
May 5 Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
May 6 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m
May 6 Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout," premieres in New York City
May 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
May 6 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 7 5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila
May 7 Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
May 8 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
May 9 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
May 10 Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
May 10 John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
May 10 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
May 12 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end
May 13 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
May 13 Shah and family sentenced to death in Teheran
May 13 "Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall" opens and closes at Mark Hellinger New York City
May 16 FC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel
May 16 NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
May 17 12 degrees F, on top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii (state record)
May 17 Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
May 17 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 home runs
May 19 105th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2
May 19 Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd
May 19 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3
May 20 "I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 864 performances
May 20 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
May 21 Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Francisco mayor Moscone
May 21 Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in U.S.S.R.
May 21 National Volksraad installed in Namibia
May 21 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
May 22 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau
May 22 Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG vs. E Afr and Singapore vs. Arg)
May 23 1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"
May 23 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 8th UEFA Cup at Dusseldorf
May 23 "Kids Are All Right" premieres
May 23 Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
May 23 West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
May 24 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
May 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
May 25 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
May 25 Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4
May 26 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
May 27 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 27 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop
May 28 European Market accepts Greece as member
May 29 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
May 29 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
May 30 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
May 30 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
May 30 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
May 30 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City
May 31 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 108 performances
May 31 Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens
May 31 Zimbabwe proclaims independence
June 1 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 4 games to 1
June 1 Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
June 1 Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City
June 1 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
June 2 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
June 2 NASA launches space vehicle S-198
June 2 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
June 3 33rd Tony Awards: Elephant Man and Sweeny Todd win
June 3 Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya
June 3 Ixtoc I rig in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled, world's worst oil spillage
June 3 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
June 3 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
June 4 South African President Vorster resigns due to scandal
June 4 Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
June 5 Seychelles adopts constitution
June 6 200th running of horse's Derby in England
June 6 Royal Air force receives 1st F-16
June 6 Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 home runs in the majors
June 7 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
June 7 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
June 7 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
June 7 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
June 8 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
June 8 "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
June 8 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
June 9 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
June 9 49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)
June 9 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
June 9 Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time
June 9 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
June 10 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
June 10 49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)
June 10 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play, 5-4-3 vs. Cleveland
June 10 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
June 11 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
June 12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hours, 49 minutes
June 12 Kevin St. Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
June 12 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
June 12 Sanista occupies parts of Managua
June 12 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
June 13 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps New York City for 86 performances
June 13 Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota
June 14 Canada all out 45 in Cricket World Cup vs. England, in 40 3 overs
June 14 New York Giants Willie McCovey 513th home run is an NL lefty record
June 14 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands
June 15 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
June 16 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
June 16 "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
June 16 Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo, Syria
June 17 79th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
June 17 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
June 17 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 140 performances
June 18 Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon
June 18 President Carter and Leonid I Brezhnev sign SALT 2 treaty
June 18 Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset
June 19 In New York 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as Yank manager
June 19 Mali's constitution goes into effect
June 21 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
June 22 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
June 22 Little Richard quits rock and roll for religious pursuit
June 22 Pro Football Researchers Association forms, Canton, Ohio
June 23 Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
June 23 Rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
June 23 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
June 24 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 24 Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his 1st base
June 25 Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
June 25 "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 8 performances
June 26 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
June 26 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes and kills a driver
June 27 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
June 27 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
June 28 OPEC raises oil prices 24 percent
June 29 "Moonraker" premieres in U.S.
June 29 San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
June 30 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 8 performances
June 30 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
July 1 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
July 1 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
July 2 Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman
July 4 Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed
July 6 86th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (64 64)
July 6 IRA-bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
July 7 93rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)
July 7 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 8 Congo adopts constitution
July 8 Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
July 8 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 8 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
July 9 Dr. Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
July 9 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
July 10 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
July 11 U.S. Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
July 12 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild and causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
July 12 Ian Palce joins Whitesnake
July 12 Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from U.K.
July 13 California's Nolan Ryan and Boston's Steve Renko each lose no-hitters in 9th
July 13 George Harrison releases "Faster"
July 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
July 15 34th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
July 15 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
July 16 Premier/president al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
July 17 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
July 17 All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
July 17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 vs. India at Edgbaston
July 17 Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza flees to Miami
July 17 Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
July 17 Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
July 18 Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London
July 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 19 2 supertankers collide off Tobago - 260,000 TONS of oil spill
July 19 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
July 19 Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza
July 20 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
July 21 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
July 21 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, New York) dedicated
July 22 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
July 23 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit
July 24 President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
July 24 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th home run
July 25 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
July 26 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record)
July 27 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 6 performances
July 27 France performs nuclear Test
July 28 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 home run game
July 28 France performs nuclear Test
July 29 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
July 31 "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 7 performances
August 1 Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
August 2 "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 6 performances
August 2 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
August 3 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 4 Italian government of Cossiga begins
August 4 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 5 "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 7 performances
August 5 Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
August 5 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
August 5 Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
August 5 Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
August 5 Willie Mays, Warren Giles, and Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame
August 6 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
August 6 Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
August 8 Iraqi president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
August 9 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
August 10 Ecuador adopts its constitution
August 10 Wings release "Getting Closer" and "Baby's Request"
August 11 28 degrees F in Embarrass Minnesota
August 11 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
August 12 Iran press censors start massive book burnings
August 12 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
August 12 "Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 204 performances
August 13 Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
August 14 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
August 15 Andrew Young resigns as United Nations ambassador
August 17 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
August 17 Monty Python's "Life of Brian" premieres
August 18 Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
August 18 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
August 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 19 Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight
August 19 "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)
August 19 Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little
August 19 Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space
August 20 India premier Charan Singh resigns
August 20 Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed
August 21 Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
August 22 200 black leaders, meet in New York, to support Andrew Young
August 23 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in New York City
August 23 Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
August 24 Cars play concert in New York Central Park
August 24 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
August 24 U.N.'s Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
August 25 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
August 25 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps New York City after 86 performances
August 25 Somali adopts constitution
August 26 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 27 18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland
August 28 IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
August 28 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
August 29 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 29 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
August 30 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
August 30 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
August 30 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
August 30 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
August 30 Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
August 31 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at U.S. Open
August 31 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
August 31 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador
August 31 Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
September 1 Debbie Boone and Gabriel Ferrer wed in Los Angeles
September 1 L.A. Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
September 1 Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings
September 2 79th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O'Meara
September 2 "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 108 performances
September 3 Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000
September 3 Iran army conquerors Mahabad
September 3 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
September 3 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 4 India need 438 to win vs. England, game ends at 8-429
September 4 Iran army conquerors Baneh
September 5 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
September 5 Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
September 5 Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Burma
September 5 Iran army occupies Piranshahr
September 5 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in U.S. Tennis Open quarterfinals
September 6 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 578 performances
September 7 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, New York
September 8 Cheryl Prewitt of Mississippi, 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
September 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 9 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon
September 9 93rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)
September 9 99th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)
September 9 Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
September 9 Sid Bernstein offers $ billion for a Beatle reunion
September 9 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
September 10 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed
September 12 Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
September 12 Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die and $23 million damage
September 12 Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
September 13 China performs nuclear test
September 13 South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of South Africa)
September 14 Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to New York City and back to Yates Center, Ks
September 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 15 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)
September 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 16 23rd Ryder Cup: U.S., 17-11 at Greenbrier
September 16 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
September 16 Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin
September 16 KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park home run (most since 1925)
September 16 Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship
September 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
September 17 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")
September 17 Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/home runs in a season
September 18 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid and Valentina Kozlov defect
September 18 Steven Lachs, appointed California's 1st admittedly gay judge
September 18 The Who opens New York City concerts at MSG
September 19 No Nukes Concert at MSG includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash
September 20 Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I
September 20 Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
September 20 NASA launches HEAO
September 22 Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
September 22 Larry Parrish (Expos) home runs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
September 23 Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, New York City
September 23 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
September 23 Somali constitution approved by president
September 23 St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th and final base of his career
September 24 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
September 24 Ghana adopts constitution
September 24 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
September 24 Russian ice skaters Protopopov and Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
September 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 25 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
September 25 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 1568 performances
September 26 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
September 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 27 Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
September 27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
September 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 28 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
September 29 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
September 29 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
September 29 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
September 29 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
September 29 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
September 29 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
September 29 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
September 29 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
September 29 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
September 29 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
September 29 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at New York Film Festival
September 29 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
September 29 Los Angeles Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
September 29 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
September 29 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
September 29 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
September 30 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
September 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
October 1 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
October 1 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
October 1 RKO radio network begins operation
October 1 U.S. returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years
October 4 Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
October 4 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 6 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yards 1'9"
October 6 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
October 7 "1940's Radio Hour" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 105 performances
October 7 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
October 7 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
October 7 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 439 performances
October 7 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 8 J McHugh and A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies," premieres in New York City
October 8 "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 1208 performances
October 9 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
October 10 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
October 10 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
October 10 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
October 10 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park New York City
October 11 Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
October 11 East Germany frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro and Nico Hubner
October 11 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 53 performances
October 12 Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
October 14 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
October 14 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
October 14 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
October 14 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
October 15 1st Monday night game from New York City, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
October 15 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
October 15 Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
October 15 New York Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
October 17 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 920 performances
October 17 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
October 17 Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
October 17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
October 17 President Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education
October 18 "Beatlemania" opens in London
October 18 Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
October 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 20 Bob Dylan appears on SNL
October 20 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
October 20 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 21 10th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
October 21 9th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
October 21 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in New York City marathon (02:27:33)
October 21 Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
October 21 Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
October 22 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in New York for medical treatment
October 22 "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in New York City
October 22 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
October 23 Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minnesota marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
October 24 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
October 24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
October 25 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 27 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
October 27 St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of U.K. (National Day)
October 27 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
October 28 Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost percentage .636) replaces Billy Martin
October 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 29 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
October 29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
October 30 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
October 30 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
October 31 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
October 31 U.S. DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed
November 1 A. L. Webber musical "Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," premieres
November 1 Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President Guevara flees
November 1 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
November 1 Federal government makes a $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
November 1 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
November 2 Peter Shaffers musical "Amadeus," premieres in London
November 3 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
November 3 63 Americans taken hostage at U.S. Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
November 3 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
November 3 Marocco offensive against Polisario
November 4 500 Iranian "students" seize U.S. embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
November 5 Iran government of Bazargan resigns
November 5 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares U.S. The Great Satan
November 6 Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran
November 7 Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
November 8 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
November 8 Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy," premieres in New York City
November 11 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
November 12 President Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
November 12 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
November 12 U.S. halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
November 13 British newspaper "Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
November 13 Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for president
November 13 Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
November 14 California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP
November 15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
November 15 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
November 16 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"
November 17 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
November 17 Khomeini frees most black and female U.S. hostages
November 17 New York Stars (WBL) home opener at MSG in New York City
November 17 On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
November 18 Ayatollah Khomeini charges U.S. ambassador/embassy espionage
November 19 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
November 20 Sji'ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed
November 20 U.S.'s 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at University of Minnesota Hospital
November 21 Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack U.S. embassy, 1 dies
November 23 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
November 24 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
November 24 U.S. admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
November 25 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
November 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
November 25 Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
November 25 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 53 performances
November 25 Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
November 26 International Olympic Committee votes to readmit China
November 26 Twins John Castino and Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
November 27 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia vs. WI at SCG
November 28 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
November 28 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 63 performances
November 28 Los Angeles Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
November 29 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
November 30 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 2 Crowds attack U.S. embassy at Tripoli Libya
December 2 Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score a triple-double
December 2 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 3 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern California (RB)
December 3 Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
December 3 Iran accepts constitution
December 4 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
December 4 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
December 5 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
December 9 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 10 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
December 11 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
December 11 Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
December 12 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
December 12 Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe
December 13 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 301 performances
December 13 Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland
December 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 15 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves U.S. for Panama
December 15 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all U.S. hostages
December 16 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)
December 16 Quarterback Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys
December 17 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph
December 18 Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
December 21 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
December 21 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 21 Zimbabwe adopts constitution
December 23 New York Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
December 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched
December 25 Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 vs. Pakistan at Kanpur
December 25 U.S.S.R. airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
December 27 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
December 27 Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG
December 27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown
December 29 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
December 30 Rock group, Emerson, Lake and Palmer break up
December 30 Togo adopts constitution
December 31 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts












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