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

But much more happened on December 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1979?


Events

  • 02 Dec 1979 Crowds attack US embassy at Tripoli, Libya.
  • 03 Dec 1979 Iran accepts constitution.
  • 04 Dec 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey number 7, Bingo Smith.
  • 05 Dec 1979 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns.
  • 06 Dec 1979 The world premiere for ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture'' is held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
  • 09 Dec 1979 Murle Breer / Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 10 Dec 1979 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster (Life is Worth Living), dies from a heart attack in New York City, New York at age 84.
  • 11 Dec 1979 Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • 12 Dec 1979 Gold hits record US$462.50 an ounce.
  • 13 Dec 1979 Oklahoma! opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
  • 14 Dec 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 15 Dec 1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages.
  • 16 Dec 1979 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0).
  • 17 Dec 1979 Stanley Barrett in Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 km/h (739.666 MPH, record for wheeled vehicle).
  • 18 Dec 1979 Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 mph)
  • 21 Dec 1979 Zimbabwe adopts constitution.
  • 23 Dec 1979 New York Islanders' greatest shutout loss (8-0) versus Chicago Black Hawks.
  • 24 Dec 1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched
  • 25 Dec 1979 USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
  • 26 Dec 1979 In Rhodesia, 96 Patriotic Front guerrillas enter the capital Salisbury to monitor a ceasefire that begins December 28.
  • 27 Dec 1979 Knots Landing, premieres on CBS-TV
  • 29 Dec 1979 Red Army beats New York Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum.
  • 30 Dec 1979 Rock group Emerson, Lake, and Palmer break up.
  • 31 Dec 1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts.

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1979?
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The Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

The Top Of The Hill by Irwin Shaw

The Top Of The Hill

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"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

James Herriot'S Yorkshire by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Yorkshire

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James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

The Establishment by Howard Fast

The Establishment

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She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War …