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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1979.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1979?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1979 Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
  • 02 Apr 1979 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo, Egypt; meets President Anwar Sadat.
  • 03 Apr 1979 Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • 04 Apr 1979 President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
  • 05 Apr 1979 Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper.
  • 07 Apr 1979 Houston Astros' Ken Forsch pitches no-hitter against Atlanta Braves, 6-0.
  • 08 Apr 1979 Carmelina opens at St. James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 09 Apr 1979 51st Academy Awards - The Deer Hunter, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win. Walter Lantz is given an honorary Oscar for his animated motion pictures.
  • 10 Apr 1979 J R Richard throws major league record six wild pitches in Astrodome.
  • 11 Apr 1979 Tanzanian troops take Kampala, the capital of Uganda Idi Amin flees.
  • 12 Apr 1979 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth.
  • 13 Apr 1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.
  • 14 Apr 1979 Susan Horvath, of Pennsylvania, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year.
  • 15 Apr 1979 43rd Golf Masters Championship: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280.
  • 16 Apr 1979 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for Buried child
  • 17 Apr 1979 Schoolchildren in the Central African Empire are arrested (and around 100 killed) for protesting against compulsory school uniforms. An African judicial commission later determines that Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa quotalmost certainlyquot took part in the massacre.
  • 18 Apr 1979 Real People premieres on NBC TV
  • 19 Apr 1979 FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn NY)
  • 20 Apr 1979 President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, USA.
  • 21 Apr 1979 Carmelina closes at St. James Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 22 Apr 1979 Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
  • 24 Apr 1979 Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election.
  • 25 Apr 1979 Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect.
  • 27 Apr 1979 George Harrison releases Love Comes to Everyone
  • 29 Apr 1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic.
  • 30 Apr 1979 Mary Therese Friel of New York crowned 28th Miss USA.

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Movies

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Country: United States of America

A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Release year: 1979

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Saint Jack

Saint Jack

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

Mad Max

Mad Max

Release year: 1979

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1979?
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In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Ghost Story

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In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud

Dubin'S Lives

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With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch

The Culture Of Narcissism

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for