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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1979?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1979 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes President
  • 03 Oct 1979 A EF4 Tornado hits Windsor Locks, CT causing extensive damage to the town.
  • 04 Oct 1979 Hugh Leonards Life, premieres in Dublin
  • 05 Oct 1979 Luke rapes Laura on General Hospital
  • 06 Oct 1979 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • 07 Oct 1979 Eubie! closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances
  • 08 Oct 1979 Sugar Babies opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances
  • 09 Oct 1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
  • 10 Oct 1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 11 Oct 1979 Most Happy Fella opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 12 Oct 1979 Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
  • 14 Oct 1979 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • 15 Oct 1979 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stadium)
  • 16 Oct 1979 A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.
  • 17 Oct 1979 Beatlemania closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • 18 Oct 1979 Beatlemania opens in London
  • 19 Oct 1979 13 Marines die in a fire at Camp Fuji, Japan as a result of Typhoon Tip. US Marine Corps
  • 20 Oct 1979 Bob Dylan appears on SNL
  • 21 Oct 1979 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • 22 Oct 1979 Walt Disney World welcomes its 100-millionth guest, Kurt Miller.
  • 23 Oct 1979 Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
  • 24 Oct 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
  • 27 Oct 1979 St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of the UK (National Day)
  • 28 Oct 1979 Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
  • 29 Oct 1979 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
  • 30 Oct 1979 Richard Arrington elected Mayor of Birmingham
  • 31 Oct 1979 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 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.

Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus

Quest For The Best

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Who better to know what is “the best” than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years?

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 Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes