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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 7th

1979Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

19795th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

1979Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

197993rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)

Historical Events in 1979 on the 7th
Date Event
Jan 7
Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge 
Feb 7
"Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC 
Feb 7
Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds pres Boumedienne in Algeria 
Feb 7
Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur 
Feb 7
Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles 
Mar 7
Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires 
Mar 7
Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Mar 7
5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV) 
Apr 7
Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water 
Apr 7
Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0 
Apr 7
Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers 
May 7
5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila 
May 7
Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland) 
Jun 7
52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature 
Jun 7
Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched 
Jun 7
Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns 
Jun 7
Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion 
Jul 7
93rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64) 
Jul 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 7
5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, NY 
Sep 7
The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut. 
Oct 7
"1940's Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances 
Oct 7
"Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances 
Oct 7
Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns 
Oct 7
Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic 
Oct 7
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 7
Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings 
Nov 7
Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award 
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