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1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini(AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade.

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[1][2]May 4Thatchercomes to power*May 1 – Greenland is granted limited autonomy from Denmark, with its own Parliament sitting in Nuuk.

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Births[edit]Edit

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[3][4]Rosamund Pike*January 1

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[5][6]Brandy Norwood[7][8]Jennifer Love Hewitt*February 1 – Julie Augustyniak, American footballer

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[9][10]Adam Levine[11][12]Lee Pace*March 4

April[edit]Edit

[13][14]Jesse Carmichael[15][16]Claire Danes[17][18]Kate Hudson[19][20]James McAvoy*April 1 – Mikko Franck, Finnish conductor

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[21][22]Lance Bass[23][24]Rosario Dawson[25][26]Mickey Madden*May 1 – Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby union player

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[27][28]Pete Wentz[29][30]Felicia Day*June 4 – Christopher Dorner, American soldier, policeman and multiple murderer (d. 2013)

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[31][32]Rose Byrne*July 1 – Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial arts fighter

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[33][34]Jason Momoa[35][36]Evangeline Lilly[37][38]Aaron Paul*August 1

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[39][40]Bam Margera*September 1 – Neg Dupree, British comedian

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[41][42]Brandon Routh[43][44]John Krasinski*October 1

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[45][46]Lamar Odom*November 1

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[47][48]Adam Brody[49][50]Flo Rida*December 3

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[51][52]Nelson Rockefeller*January 3 – Conrad Hilton, American hotelier (b. 1887)

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[53][54]Zulfikar Ali Bhutto*April 1 – Barbara Luddy, American actress (b. 1908)

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[55][56]Mary Pickford*May 2 – Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

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[57][58]John Wayne*June 1

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[59][60]Louis Mountbatten*August 2

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[61][62]Gracie Fields*September 1 – Doris Kenyon, American actress (b. 1897)

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[63][64]Park Chung-hee[65][66]Barnes Wallis*October 1

November[edit]Edit

[67][68]Joyce Grenfell*November 1 – Mamie EisenhowerFirst Lady of the United States (b. 1896)

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[69][70]Richard Rodgers*December 3 – Dhyan Chand, Indian hockey player (b. 1905)

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Nobel Prizes[edit]Edit

[71]*Physics – Sheldon Lee GlashowAbdus SalamSteven Weinberg

Media[edit]Edit

  • 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.
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