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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1979?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1979 International Year of the Child begins
  • 02 Jan 1979 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (versus West Indies).
  • 04 Jan 1979 The State of Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of the dead and injured in the Kent State shootings.
  • 07 Jan 1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
  • 08 Jan 1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
  • 09 Jan 1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin.
  • 10 Jan 1979 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
  • 11 Jan 1979 Grand Tour opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 12 Jan 1979 Record blizzard strikes American midwest killing over 100.
  • 13 Jan 1979 Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam.
  • 14 Jan 1979 US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday.
  • 16 Jan 1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
  • 17 Jan 1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
  • 18 Jan 1979 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America", in Florence, Oregon.
  • 19 Jan 1979 John N Mitchell (former Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison.
  • 21 Jan 1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
  • 23 Jan 1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 24 Jan 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 25 Jan 1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan.
  • 26 Jan 1979 Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • 27 Jan 1979 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda.
  • 28 Jan 1979 Wiz closes at Majestic Theater New York City, New York after 1672 performances.
  • 29 Jan 1979 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
  • 30 Jan 1979 Rhodesia agrees to new constitution.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Whiplash

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America

Moon

Moon

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw

Country: United States of America

Lifeboat

Lifeboat

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1979?
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A Time For Truth by William E. Simon

A Time For Truth

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A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.

Memories of Another Day by Harold Robbins

Memories of Another Day

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From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.