1979

   

 
 
Waiting for the school bus
 
Church Christmas Play
 

 

Sports History
..Philadelphia Phillies (MBL) .84-78 ..
..Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) ..40-25-15 ..
..Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) ..11-5
..Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) ..47-35
..Philadelphia Fury (NASL) soccer ..10-20
..Philadelphia Fever (MISL) soccer ..11-13
..Penn State (College Football) ..11-1


What Happened This Year?
01/13/1979 - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
01/14/1979 - Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
01/26/1979 - "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland
03/01/1979 - "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
03/08/1979 - 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
04/13/1979 - Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
05/03/1979 - 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
06/03/1979 - World's worst oil spillage occurred in the Gulf of Mexico
06/09/1979 - Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time
09/12/1979 - Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
10/01/1979 - RKO radio network begins operation
10/06/1979 - Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
10/09/1979 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
10/14/1979 - Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
10/14/1979 - NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
10/15/1979 - 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
10/22/1979 - Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
11/03/1979 - 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
11/13/1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president
11/20/1979 - US's 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at U of Minn Hospital
11/21/1979 - Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies
11/23/1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
11/24/1979 - US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
12/16/1979 - QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys