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1979 Calendar

1979 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

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1979 Historical Event(s)

  •  January 28, 1979 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  •  February 18, 1979 – Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
  •  June 20, 1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
  •  July 1, 1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
  •  August 7, 1979 – Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
  •  August 27, 1979 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (see Warrenpoint ambush).
  •  November 9, 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.
  •  December 9, 1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
  •  December 12, 1979 – The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
  •  December 16, 1979 – Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.

Who Were Born On 1979?

  •  January 7, 1979 – Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
  •  April 4, 1979 – Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  April 18, 1979 – Michael Bradley, American basketball player
  •  May 12, 1979 – Robert Key, English cricketer
  •  May 29, 1979 – Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler
  •  October 5, 1979 – Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  •  November 2, 1979 – Erika Flores, American actress
  •  November 27, 1979 – Danielle Foxxx, Brazilian pornographic actress
  •  December 7, 1979 – Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress