September 1979 calendar

September 1979

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1979?


  • 01 Sep 1979 Debbie Boone and Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA
  • 02 Sep 1979 I Remember Mama closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 03 Sep 1979 Iran army conquerors Mahabad
  • 04 Sep 1979 India need 438 to win vs. England, game ends at 8-429
  • 05 Sep 1979 Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
  • 06 Sep 1979 Peter Pan opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 07 Sep 1979 Five-day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
  • 08 Sep 1979 Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
  • 09 Sep 1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon
  • 10 Sep 1979 Three Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill US President Harry Truman are freed.
  • 12 Sep 1979 Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
  • 13 Sep 1979 China PR performs nuclear test
  • 15 Sep 1979 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)
  • 16 Sep 1979 23rd Ryder Cup: US, 17-11 at Greenbrier
  • 17 Sep 1979 Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72)
  • 18 Sep 1979 The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden
  • 19 Sep 1979 No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • 20 Sep 1979 Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • 22 Sep 1979 Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
  • 23 Sep 1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 24 Sep 1979 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
  • 25 Sep 1979 Evita opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
  • 26 Sep 1979 1984 summer Los Angeles Olympic coverage sold to ABC for US$225 million.
  • 27 Sep 1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
  • 28 Sep 1979 Larry Holmes (retaining championship) knocks out Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds.
  • 29 Sep 1979 Bad Case Of Loving You by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • 30 Sep 1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • 14 Sep 1979 Afghan leader Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1979?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - My Sharona
  2. - Good Times
  3. - After The Love Has Gone
  4. - Sad Eyes
  5. - The Main Event & Fight

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - We Don't Talk Anymore
  2. - Message In A Bottle
  3. - Cars
  4. - Video Killed The Radio Star
  5. - Bang Bang


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1979?

Martha by Winzola McLendon



Martha Mitchell is the fascinating, behind-the scenes story of Martha Mitchell, the most controversial and famous woman in American politics. It tells the story of Martha Mitchell's motivations and what actually happened to Martha after she died.

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years


Howard J. Ruff is an author, financial advisor and founder of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. Howard started publication of The Ruff Times in 1975. It is a pioneering financial advisory newsletter.

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance


These two classic works capture the current world events and tell the story of one American family caught up in the middle of the war's chaos.

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment


Arthur Pendragon is the King! He is unchallenged at the battlefield and he unites the country in a time full of promise. Camelot is under attack by sinister powers, and the witch-queen Morgause plots to kill it.

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can


Barbara Gordon's remarkable memoir is about a woman who thinks she has it all. She works as a documentary producer for Emmy-awarded documentary producers, and she loves the man she loves.