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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1979?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1979 Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery.
  • 03 Feb 1979 YMCA by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
  • 04 Feb 1979 Co-Ed Fever, TV Comedy, debut and cancelled that outing on CBS
  • 05 Feb 1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time.
  • 06 Feb 1979 Supreme court of Lahore Pakistan affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto.
  • 07 Feb 1979 Supertrain, TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
  • 08 Feb 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 09 Feb 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • 10 Feb 1979 February 11 ampndash The Iranian army mutinies and joins the Islamic Revolution.
  • 11 Feb 1979 43 million watch Elvis! on ABC
  • 12 Feb 1979 Kosmos 1076, first Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched.
  • 13 Feb 1979 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 14 Feb 1979 Whoopee! opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 15 Feb 1979 Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes
  • 16 Feb 1979 George Harrison releases Blow Away
  • 17 Feb 1979 China invades Vietnam
  • 18 Feb 1979 Miniseries Roots: Next Generations premieres on ABC TV
  • 21 Feb 1979 Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)
  • 22 Feb 1979 Cleveland (Ohio) Metroparks Zoo's Primate and Cat Building is dedicated.
  • 23 Feb 1979 Sarava opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 24 Feb 1979 War between North and South Yemen begins.
  • 25 Feb 1979 Soyuz 32 carries 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
  • 26 Feb 1979 Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental USA.
  • 27 Feb 1979 The annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana is canceled due to a strike called by the New Orleans Police Department.
  • 28 Feb 1979 In Mt. Saint Elias, Alaska, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurs.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Release year: 1979

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Hardcore

Hardcore

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

Real Life

Real Life

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1979?
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Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett

Eye Of The Needle

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The worldwide phenomenon from the author of Edge of Eternity.His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell

Bright Flows The River

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Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was