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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 20th

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

1979Bob Dylan appears on Saturday Night Live

Historical Events in 1979 on the 20th
Date Event
Jan 20
1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, fundamentalist Muslim leader 
Feb 20
"Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances 
Feb 20
11 loyalists known as the "Shankill Butchers" are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast 
Mar 20
Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center 
May 20
"I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 perfs 
May 20
1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John 
May 20
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic 
Jul 20
44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash 
Aug 20
India premier Charan Singh resigns 
Aug 20
Singer Vikki Carr & Michael Nilsson wed 
Aug 20
The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens. 
Sep 20
Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I 
Sep 20
Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola 
Sep 20
NASA launches HEAO 
Sep 20
Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation. 
Sep 20
The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML). 
Sep 20
Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman. 
Oct 20
Bob Dylan appears on Saturday Night Live 
Oct 20
John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston 
Oct 20
John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Nov 20
Sji'ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed 
Nov 20
US's 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at U of Minn Hospital 
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