1979

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This article is about the year 1979. For the number, see 1979 (number). For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s  1990s  2000s
Years: 1976 1977 197819791980 1981 1982
1979 by topic:
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1979 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1979
MCMLXXIX
Ab urbe condita 2732
Armenian calendar 1428
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԸ
Assyrian calendar 6729
Bahá'í calendar 135–136
Bengali calendar 1386
Berber calendar 2929
British Regnal year 27 Eliz. 2 – 28 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2523
Burmese calendar 1341
Byzantine calendar 7487–7488
Chinese calendar 戊午(Earth Horse)
4675 or 4615
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
4676 or 4616
Coptic calendar 1695–1696
Discordian calendar 3145
Ethiopian calendar 1971–1972
Hebrew calendar 5739–5740
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2035–2036
 - Shaka Samvat 1901–1902
 - Kali Yuga 5080–5081
Holocene calendar 11979
Igbo calendar 979–980
Iranian calendar 1357–1358
Islamic calendar 1399–1400
Japanese calendar Shōwa 54
(昭和54年)
Juche calendar 68
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4312
Minguo calendar ROC 68
民國68年
Thai solar calendar 2522
Unix time 283996800–315532799

1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade.

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May 4: Thatcher becomes the country's first female prime minister

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  • The Doctor Who story City of Death is set in 1979, its year of broadcast.
  • The events of the 2011 fictional movie Super 8 take place during the winter and summer of 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1979 February 26". HM Nautical Almanac Office. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ "1979: Three die in Golborne mine blast". On This Day (BBC). Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ "1979: Early election as Callaghan defeated". On This Day (BBC). Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. ^ "1979: Thatcher wins Tory landslide". Election 2005 (BBC News). 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. ^ "1979: Queen oversees Manx millennium". On This Day (BBC). Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  6. ^ Google book review: Turnen and sport: transatlantic transfers author: Annette R. Hofmann, accessed: 12 January 2010
  7. ^ Limbrick, Jim (2001). North Sea Divers - a Requiem. Hertford: Authors OnLine. pp. 160–162. ISBN 0 7552 0036 5. 
  8. ^ US Marine Corps
  9. ^ "1979: Paperboy's killers convicted". On This Day (BBC). Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  10. ^ "False Alarms on the Nuclear Front". Pbs.org. 2001-05-03. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  11. ^ Tendler, Stewart; Bradley, Ian (1979-11-16). "Professor Blunt named as spy". The Times (60476) (London). p. 1. 
  12. ^ Mr. Anthony Blunt. Hansard HC Deb (21 November 1979) 974/402-520.

Further reading[edit]

  • Caryl, Christian, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (2013), 1979 as worldwide turning point; excerpt and text search
  • Facts on File. Facts on File Yearbook: 1979 (1980) weekly factual report on events worldwide.
  • Hodson, H.V. Annual Register of World Events 1979 (1980), in deptth coverage of major countries
  • Paxton, John, ed. Statesman's Yearbook 1978-1979 (1980), statistical details on all countries