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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1979.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1979: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1979?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1979 A L Webber musical Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, premieres
  • 02 Nov 1979 Peter Shaffers musical Amadeus, premieres in London
  • 03 Nov 1979 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in North Carolina
  • 04 Nov 1979 500 Iranian students seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
  • 05 Nov 1979 Iran government of Bazargan resigns
  • 06 Nov 1979 Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran
  • 07 Nov 1979 Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 08 Nov 1979 ABC broadcasts Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to Nightline)
  • 09 Nov 1979 Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert is cancelled.
  • 10 Nov 1979 A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
  • 11 Nov 1979 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
  • 12 Nov 1979 President Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
  • 13 Nov 1979 British newspaper Times resumes publishing after 1 year
  • 14 Nov 1979 Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
  • 15 Nov 1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage situation.
  • 16 Nov 1979 Paul McCartney releases Wonderful Christmas
  • 17 Nov 1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
  • 18 Nov 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador / embassy espionage
  • 19 Nov 1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
  • 20 Nov 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from French special forces to put down the uprising.
  • 21 Nov 1979 Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies
  • 23 Nov 1979 In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 24 Nov 1979 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
  • 25 Nov 1979 Most Happy Fella closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 26 Nov 1979 International Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • 28 Nov 1979 King of Schnorrers opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 30 Nov 1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Country: United States of America

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Country: United States of America

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1979?
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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

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Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye

Shadow Of The Moon

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M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

The Old Patagonian Express

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine,

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --