1979 in the United States

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1979 in the United States
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Events from the year 1979 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • August 9 – Raymond Washington, co-founder of the Crips, today one of the largest, most notorious gangs in the United States, is shot and killed 5 months after his arrest for quadruple murder (his killers have not yet been identified).
  • August 10 – Michael Jackson releases his first breakthrough album Off the Wall. It sells 7 million copies in the United States alone, making it a 7x platinum album.
  • August 29 – A national referendum is held in which Somali voters approve a new liberal constitution, promulgated by President Siad Barre to placate the United States.

September

  • September 1 – The U.S. Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn, when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
  • September 12 – Hurricane Frederic makes landfall at 10:00 p.m. on Alabama's Gulf Coast.
  • September 23 – The largest anti-nuclear demonstration to date was held in New York City, when almost 200,000 people attended.[1]

October

November

December

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. Herman, Robin (September 24, 1979). "Nearly 200,000 Rally to Protest Nuclear Energy". New York Times. p. B1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. False Alarms on the Nuclear Front
  3. "1.5 billion in aid OK'd for Chrysler". Chicago Tribune. December 21, 1979.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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