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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 1, 1979 – Formal diplomatic relations are established between the China and the United States.
  •  January 28, 1979 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  •  March 5, 1979 – America’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
  •  June 3, 1979 – A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3000000 oilbbl of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.
  •  August 7, 1979 – Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
  •  October 17, 1979 – Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  •  November 4, 1979 – Iran hostage crisis begins: a group of Iranians, mostly students, invades the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
  •  November 21, 1979 – The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
  •  November 23, 1979 – In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  •  December 12, 1979 – A major earthquake and tsunami kill 259 people in Colombia.

Who Were Born On 1979?

  •  January 27, 1979 – Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
  •  March 20, 1979 – Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
  •  May 17, 1979 – Wayne Thomas, English footballer
  •  May 18, 1979 – Anna Chatziathanassiou, Greek figure skater
  •  May 21, 1979 – Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  •  July 1, 1979 – Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
  •  September 10, 1979 – Andreas Aniko, Estonian footballer
  •  September 23, 1979 – Lote Tuqiri, Fijian/Australian Rugby League and Rugby Union Player
  •  November 16, 1979 – Bruce Irons, American surfer