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Events

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May 4: Margaret Thatcher becomes the UK's first female prime minister

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Births

January

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Rosamund Pike

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Svetlana Khorkina, 2000 Olympic gold medalists

February

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Tawakkol Karman

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Irina Slutskaya

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Brandy Norwood

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Zhang Ziyi

March

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Benji Madden

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Joel Madden

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Oscar Isaac

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Adam Levine

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Lee Pace

April

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Heath Ledger

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Jesse Carmichael

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Claire Danes

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Luke Evans

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Kourtney Kardashian

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Kate Hudson

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James McAvoy

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Jaime King

May

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Lance Bass

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Jon Montgomery

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Rosario Dawson

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Mickey Madden

June

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Pete Wentz

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Chris Pratt

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Ryan Tedder

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Felicia Day

July

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Kevin Hart

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Rose Byrne

August

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Jason Momoa

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Evangeline Lilly

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Aaron Paul

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Maria Haukaas Mittet

September

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Peter Browngardt

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Bam Margera

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Pink

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Flo Rida

October

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Simona Amanar

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Chris O'Dowd

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Brandon Routh

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John Krasinski

November

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Lamar Odom

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Joel Kinnaman

December

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Sabina Babayeva

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Sara Bareilles

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Rider Strong

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Mihai Trăistariu

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Adam Brody

Deaths

January

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Nelson Rockefeller

February

March

April

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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Phan Huy Quat

May

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Giulio Natta

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Barbara Hutton

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Paul Southwell

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Mary Pickford

June

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Werner Forssmann

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July

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Robert Woodward

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Arthur Fiedler

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Gustavo Diaz Ordaz

August

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Ernst Boris Chain

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John Diefenbaker

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Louis Mountbatten

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Jean Seberg

September

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Agostinho Neto

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Nur Muhammad Taraki

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Gracie Fields

October

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Park Chung-hee

November

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Mamie Eisenhower

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December

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Hafizullah Amin

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Richard Rodgers

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

Media

  • The Doctor Who story City of Death is set in 1979, its year of broadcast.
  • The events of the 2011 fictional movie Super 8 take place during the winter and summer of 1979.

References

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Further reading

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  • Caryl, Christian, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (2013), 1979 as worldwide turning point; excerpt and text search
  • Facts on File. Facts on File Yearbook: 1979 (1980) weekly factual report on events worldwide.
  • Hodson, H.V. Annual Register of World Events 1979 (1980), in-depth coverage of major countries
  • Paxton, John, ed. Statesman's Yearbook 1978–1979 (1980), statistical details on all countries
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