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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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The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Country: United States of America

Tess

Tess

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1979?
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Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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 --

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

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First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and