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). For the novel by Christian Kracht, see 1979 (novel).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) 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 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

  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. "U.S. fast food hits Singapore.". The Telegraph. 1980-10-08. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  10. "Singapore's Orchard Road: You Can Shop Until You Drop.". Daily News. 1990-04-11. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  11. "1979: Paperboy's killers convicted". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  12. "False Alarms on the Nuclear Front". Pbs.org. 2001-05-03. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  13. Tendler, Stewart; Bradley, Ian (1979-11-16). "Professor Blunt named as spy". The Times (60476). London. p. 1. 
  14. 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