January 1979 calendar

January 1979
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

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

history

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.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

The Warriors

The Warriors

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Country: United States of America

Love on the Run

Love on the Run

Release year: 1979

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1979?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

By:

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

Julia Child & Company by Julia Child

Julia Child & Company

By:

Julia Child

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

By:

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

By:

Franklin library collectible book

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

By:

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In