1979

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Clockwise from top-left: the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, starting the Soviet-Afghan War; Sony releases the Walkman; the SALT II treaties are signed; Iranian students crowd the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis; the oil tanker Betelgeuse explodes, killing 50 people; American Airlines Flight 191 crashes, leaving 271 people dead; Ixtoc 1 suffers a blowout, spilling 3.5 million barrels of oil; the Iranian Revolution culminates in the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1979 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1979
MCMLXXIX
Ab urbe condita2732
Armenian calendar1428
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԸ
Assyrian calendar6729
Baháʼí calendar135–136
Balinese saka calendar1900–1901
Bengali calendar1386
Berber calendar2929
British Regnal year27 Eliz. 2 – 28 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2523
Burmese calendar1341
Byzantine calendar7487–7488
Chinese calendar戊午年 (Earth Horse)
4676 or 4469
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
4677 or 4470
Coptic calendar1695–1696
Discordian calendar3145
Ethiopian calendar1971–1972
Hebrew calendar5739–5740
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2035–2036
 - Shaka Samvat1900–1901
 - Kali Yuga5079–5080
Holocene calendar11979
Igbo calendar979–980
Iranian calendar1357–1358
Islamic calendar1399–1400
Japanese calendarShōwa 54
(昭和54年)
Javanese calendar1910–1912
Juche calendar68
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4312
Minguo calendarROC 68
民國68年
Nanakshahi calendar511
Thai solar calendar2522
Tibetan calendar阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
2105 or 1724 or 952
    — to —
阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
2106 or 1725 or 953
Unix time283996800 – 315532799

1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday 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.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

22 February: Saint Lucia becomes independent
Restored flag of Iran

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

12 July: Kiribati becomes independent

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

27 October: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines becomes independent

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January[edit]

Jagmeet Singh
Kevin Kuske
Sarah Polley
Siti Nurhaliza
Svetlana Khorkina

February[edit]

Cerina Vincent
Valentín Elizalde
Tawakkol Karman
Josh Keaton
Irina Slutskaya
Jesse Spencer
Mena Suvari
Jocelyn Quivrin
Valentino Rossi
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jordan Peele

March[edit]

Ricardo Rosselló
Melina Perez
Danny Pudi
Oscar Isaac
Joel Madden
Adam Levine
Lee Pace
Norah Jones

April[edit]

Lindy Booth
Jesse Carmichael
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Claire Danes
Jennifer Morrison
Luke Evans
Kourtney Kardashian
Kate Hudson
James McAvoy
Jaime King

May[edit]

Lance Bass
Jon Montgomery
Rosario Dawson
Mickey Madden
Maggie Q
Ashley Massaro
Elisabeth Harnois
Jesse Bradford

June[edit]

Morena Baccarin
Pete Wentz
Anna Torv
Robyn
Chris Pratt
Mindy Kaling
Busy Philipps
Ryan Tedder
Felicia Day
Matisyahu

July[edit]

Kevin Hart
Scott Porter
Laura Benanti
Jayma Mays
Mike Vogel
Marielle Franco
Rose Byrne
Mageina Tovah
Michelle Williams

August[edit]

Jason Momoa
Evangeline Lilly
Maria Haukaas Mittet
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Peter Browngardt
Aaron Paul

September[edit]

Júlio César
Pink
Dave Annable
Amy Davidson
Flo Rida
Taavi Rõivas
Bam Margera

October[edit]

Brianna Brown
Rachael Leigh Cook
Aaron Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Kristanna Loken
Jawed Karim
Chris O'Dowd
Brandon Routh
John Krasinski

November[edit]

Lamar Odom
Cote de Pablo
Mpule Kwelagobe
Neeti Mohan
Kelly Brook
Joel Kinnaman

December[edit]

Sabina Babayeva
Eric Bauza
Sara Bareilles
Adam Brody
Zach Hill

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

Nelson Rockefeller

February[edit]

Sid Vicious

March[edit]

José María Velasco Ibarra

April[edit]

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

May[edit]

Mary Pickford

June[edit]

John Wayne

July[edit]

Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz

August[edit]

John Diefenbaker
Mika Waltari
Jean Seberg

September[edit]

Agostinho Neto
Gracie Fields
Francisco Macías Nguema

October[edit]

Park Chung Hee

November[edit]

Merle Oberon
Zeppo Marx

December[edit]

Richard Rodgers

Nobel Prizes[edit]

Media[edit]

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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-depth coverage of major countries
  • Paxton, John, ed. Statesman's Yearbook 1978–1979 (1980), statistical details on all countries