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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 16th

1979Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

1979Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

1979CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

1979Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

1979Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

1979Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

Historical Events in 1979 on the 16th
Date Event
Jan 16
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution 
Jan 16
Shah leaves Iran on vacation, never to return; Bakhtiar government established by the Shah to preside until unrest subsides 
Feb 16
George Harrison releases "Blow Away" 
Feb 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk 
Mar 16
CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney 
Apr 16
15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks & Mets tie 1-1 
Apr 16
83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:27 
Apr 16
8th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:35:15 
Apr 16
Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium 
Apr 16
Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child" 
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 
Jun 16
"Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6 
Jun 16
Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit 
Jun 16
Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria 
Jul 16
Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein 
Sep 16
23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US) 
Sep 16
Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium 
Sep 16
Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin 
Sep 16
KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925) 
Sep 16
Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship 
Sep 16
USSR performs nuclear test 
Nov 16
Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" 
Dec 16
68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0) 
Dec 16
QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys 
Dec 16
4 British Army soldiers are killed by a PIRA landmine near Dungannon, County Tyrone. Another British Army soldier was killed by a PIRA landmine near Forkill, County Armagh 
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