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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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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1979?
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American Caesar by William Manchester

American Caesar

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Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions

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This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

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Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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