1979

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1979 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1979
MCMLXXIX
Ab urbe condita 2732
Armenian calendar 1428
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԸ
Assyrian calendar 6729
Bahá'í calendar 135–136
Balinese saka calendar 1900–1901
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 1900–1901
 - Kali Yuga 5079–5080
Holocene calendar 11979
Igbo calendar 979–980
Iranian calendar 1357–1358
Islamic calendar 1399–1400
Japanese calendar Shōwa 54
(昭和54年)
Javanese calendar 1910–1912
Juche calendar 68
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4312
Minguo calendar ROC 68
民國68年
Nanakshahi calendar 511
Thai solar calendar 2522
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 time 283996800 – 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.

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

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Svetlana Khorkina, 2000 Olympic gold medalists

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Nobel Prizes

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Media

  • 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

  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. ^ a b Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  6. ^ "1979: Queen oversees Manx millennium". On This Day. BBC. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  7. ^ Google book review: Turnen and sport: transatlantic transfers author: Annette R. Hofmann, accessed: 12 January 2010
  8. ^ Limbrick, Jim (2001). North Sea Divers - a Requiem. Hertford: Authors OnLine. pp. 160–162. ISBN 0 7552 0036 5. 
  9. ^ Smart, Michael (2011). Into the Lion's Mouth: The Story of the Wildrake Diving Accident. Medford, Oregon: Lion's Mouth Publishing. ISBN 978-0-615-52838-0. 
  10. ^ "US Marine Corps". Archived from the original on 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  11. ^ "U.S. fast food hits Singapore.". The Telegraph. 1980-10-08. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  12. ^ "Singapore's Orchard Road: You Can Shop Until You Drop.". Daily News. 1990-04-11. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  13. ^ "1979: Paperboy's killers convicted". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  14. ^ "False Alarms on the Nuclear Front". Pbs.org. 2001-05-03. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  15. ^ Tendler, Stewart; Bradley, Ian (1979-11-16). "Professor Blunt named as spy". The Times (60476). London. p. 1. 
  16. ^ Mr. Anthony Blunt. Hansard HC Deb (21 November 1979) 974/402-520.

Further reading

  • 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
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