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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1979?


Events

  • 01 May 1979 Marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing.
  • 02 May 1979 Quadrophenia premieres in London
  • 03 May 1979 1st woman Prime Minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
  • 04 May 1979 Jackie Mercer wins her fourth golf title 31 years after her first.
  • 05 May 1979 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4.
  • 06 May 1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 metres.
  • 07 May 1979 Gary Roenicke hits into Baltimore Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland Athletics).
  • 08 May 1979 Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
  • 09 May 1979 US and the USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
  • 10 May 1979 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
  • 13 May 1979 Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall opens and closes at Mark Hellinger, New York City
  • 16 May 1979 NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
  • 17 May 1979 Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
  • 19 May 1979 In The Navy by Village People hits #3
  • 20 May 1979 I Love My Wife closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
  • 21 May 1979 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 22 May 1979 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau.
  • 23 May 1979 Kids Are All Right premieres
  • 24 May 1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar.
  • 25 May 1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt.
  • 27 May 1979 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 28 May 1979 European Market accepts Greece as member.
  • 30 May 1979 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit Tigers, beats brother Tom.
  • 31 May 1979 I Remember Mama opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances

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Movies

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

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Alien

Alien

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Stalker

Stalker

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States of America

Stalker memorabilia

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1979?
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The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

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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

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.