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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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Hair

Hair

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Country: United States of America

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

Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

The Champ

The Champ

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Boulevard Nights

Boulevard Nights

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1979?
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The Coup by John Updike

The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud

Dubin'S Lives

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With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

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.

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

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