1979

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.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1979 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1979
MCMLXXIX
Ab urbe condita2732
Armenian calendar1428
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԸ
Assyrian calendar6729
Bahá'í 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(Earth Horse)
4675 or 4615
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
4676 or 4616
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

Events

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

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Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal

Media

  • The Doctor Who story City of Death is set in 1979, its year of broadcast.
  • The events of the 2011 science fiction 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. ^ Annette R. Hofmann. Turnen and Sport. Waxmann Verlag. p. 224. ISBN 978-3-8309-6381-3.
  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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