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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.
- March 26, 1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- April 11, 1979 – Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed.
- May 9, 1979 – Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran.
- July 17, 1979 – Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
- August 7, 1979 – Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
- October 21, 1979 – Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
- 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.
- November 19, 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
- December 12, 1979 – The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
Who Were Born On 1979?
- February 19, 1979 – Mariska, Finnish rapper
- March 31, 1979 – Josh Kinney, American baseball player
- July 15, 1979 – Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
- July 28, 1979 – Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
- August 23, 1979 – Jessica Bibby, Australian basketball player
- August 24, 1979 – Michael Redd, American basketball player
- September 17, 1979 – Akin Ayodele, American football player
- September 20, 1979 – Sean Davis, English footballer
- October 7, 1979 – Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
- December 7, 1979 – Jennifer Carpenter, American actress