1979 in Luxembourg
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|Years in Luxembourg:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Years:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
||Gaston Thorn (until 16 July)
Pierre Werner (from 16 July)
|Deputy Prime Minister
||Bernard Berg (until 16 July)
Gaston Thorn (from 16 July)
|President of the Chamber of Deputies
||René Van Den Bulcke
|President of the Council of State||Roger Maul (until 16 September)
Alex Bonn (from 21 September)
|Mayor of Luxembourg City||Colette Flesch|
January – March
- 1 January – The communes of Arsdorf, Bigonville, Folschette, and Perlé are merged to form the new commune of Rambrouch.
- 1 January – The communes of Harlange and Mecher are merged to form the new commune of Lac de la Haute-Sûre.
- 1 January – The commune of Rodenbourg is merged into the commune of Junglinster.
- 30 January – Cargolux receives delivery of its first Boeing 747-200, becoming the first European cargo-only airline to operate a Jumbo Jet.
- 19 March – The government, steel companies, and trade unions reach an agreement on restructuring the steel industry.
- 31 March – Representing Luxembourg, Jeane Manson finishes thirteenth in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 with the song J'ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux.
April – June
- 9 May - Monsanto Company closes its production facility at Echternach after 13 years of operation, with the loss of 750 jobs.
- 9 June – Native Luxembourger Lucien Didier wins the 1979 Tour de Luxembourg.
- 10 June – Legislative and European elections are held. In the Chamber of Deputies, the CSV win another six seats, with all three left wing parties losing three deputies each.
July – September
- 16 July – After the elections of 10 June, Pierre Werner forms a new government as Prime Minister, with his predecessor Gaston Thorn as his Deputy Prime Minister.
October – December
- 3 December – Ministers from France, Germany, and Luxembourg meet in Bonn. Germany and Luxembourg protest against France's plans to allow the construction of a nuclear power plant at Cattenom, but in vain.
- 2 July – Claudine Muno, journalist and musician
- 27 September – Jérôme Jaminet, linguist and writer
- 11 December - Jean Muller, pianist
- 3 January - Gilbert Dussier, footballer
- 29 January – René Deltgen, actor
- 11 April - Marguerite Thomas-Clement, politician
- 21 August – Frantz Kinnen, artist
- 28 December – Paul Wilwertz, politician
- Thewes (2006), p. 186
- "Monsanto". industrie.lu. 20 July 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
- Thewes (2006), p. 192
- Thewes (2006), p. 197
- Thewes, Guy (2006). Les gouvernements du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg depuis 1848 (PDF) (in French) (2006 ed.). Luxembourg City: Service Information et Presse. ISBN 978-2-87999-156-6. Retrieved 12 December 2009.