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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1979?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1979 Sweeney Todd opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 04 Mar 1979 Grand Tour closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 05 Mar 1979 Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by ''off the scale'' gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • 07 Mar 1979 Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 08 Mar 1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale.
  • 09 Mar 1979 Bowie Kuhn orders Major League Baseball to give equal access to female reporters.
  • 11 Mar 1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game.
  • 13 Mar 1979 European Monetary System is established, ECU created.
  • 14 Mar 1979 In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
  • 15 Mar 1979 Sarfraz takes 9-86 at Melbourne Cricket Ground as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test.
  • 16 Mar 1979 CBS-TV airs Wings Over the World with Paul McCartney
  • 17 Mar 1979 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR
  • 18 Mar 1979 On the 20th Century closes at St. James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 19 Mar 1979 House of Reps begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
  • 20 Mar 1979 Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.
  • 21 Mar 1979 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approves peace treaty with Israel.
  • 22 Mar 1979 NHL votes to accept four WHA teams (Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, and Hartford Whalers).
  • 23 Mar 1979 Wings release Goodnight Tonight
  • 24 Mar 1979 Ballroom closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
  • 25 Mar 1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
  • 26 Mar 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
  • 27 Mar 1979 US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that police can't randomly stop cars.
  • 28 Mar 1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
  • 29 Mar 1979 Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball versus Pakistan at WACA.
  • 30 Mar 1979 Airey Neave, World War II veteran and Conservative Northern Ireland spokesman, is killed by an Irish National Liberation Army bomb in the British House of Commons car park.
  • 31 Mar 1979 The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).

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Movies

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

The Matrix

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

The Cremator

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Country: United States of America

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1979?
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Wanderings by Chaim Potok

Wanderings

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A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

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

The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Sixth Commandment

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.