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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Being There

Being There

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Country: United States of America

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Country: United States of America

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The Jerk

The Jerk

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1979?
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Serpentine by Thomas Thompson

Serpentine

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With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj.

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 Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

The Brethren

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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.