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1979 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1979
MCMLXXIX
Ab urbe condita 2732
Armenian calendar 1428
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԸ
Assyrian calendar 6729
Bahá'í calendar 135–136
Balinese saka calendar 1900–1901
Bengali calendar 1386
Berber calendar 2929
British Regnal year 27  Eliz. 2   28  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2523
Burmese calendar 1341
Byzantine calendar 7487–7488
Chinese calendar 戊午(Earth  Horse)
4675 or 4615
     to 
己未年 (Earth  Goat)
4676 or 4616
Coptic calendar 1695–1696
Discordian calendar 3145
Ethiopian calendar 1971–1972
Hebrew calendar 5739–5740
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2035–2036
 - Shaka Samvat 1900–1901
 - Kali Yuga 5079–5080
Holocene calendar 11979
Igbo calendar 979–980
Iranian calendar 1357–1358
Islamic calendar 1399–1400
Japanese calendar Shōwa 54
(昭和54年)
Javanese calendar 1910–1912
Juche calendar 68
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4312
Minguo calendar ROC 68
民國68年
Nanakshahi calendar 511
Thai solar calendar 2522
Tibetan calendar 阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
2105 or 1724 or 952
     to 
阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
2106 or 1725 or 953
Unix time 283996800 – 315532799

1979 ( MCMLXXIX ) was a common year starting on Monday 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.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeric system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages.

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Monday is any non-leap year that begins on Monday, 1 January, and ends on Monday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is G. The most recent year of such kind was 2018 and the next one will be 2029 in the Gregorian calendar, or likewise, 2013 and 2019 in the obsolete Julian calendar. The century year, 1900, was also a common year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar. See below for more. Any common year that starts on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday has two Friday the 13ths. This common year of this type contains two Friday the 13ths in April and July. Leap years starting on Sunday share this characteristic, but also have another in January.

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January

January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year. This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. It is also the first day of the first quarter of the year and the first half of the year.

Kurt Waldheim 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of Austria

Kurt Josef Waldheim was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992. While he was running for the latter office in the 1986 election, the revelation of his service in Thessaloniki, Greece and in Yugoslavia, as an intelligence officer in Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.

International Year of the Child 1979 UN theme year

UNESCO proclaimed 1979 as the International Year of the Child. The proclamation was signed on January 1, 1979 by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. A follow-up to the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the proclamation was intended to draw attention to problems that affected children throughout the world, including malnutrition and lack of access to education. Many of these efforts resulted in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

February

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year.

Ayatollah high-ranking title given to Usuli Twelver Shī‘ah clerics

Ayatollah or ayatullah is a high-ranking Usuli Twelver Shī‘ah cleric. Those who carry the title are experts in Islamic studies such as jurisprudence, Quran reading, and philosophy and usually teach in Islamic seminaries. The next lower clerical rank is Hujjat al-Islam.

Ruhollah Khomeini 20th-century Iranian religious leader and politician

Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian politician and marja. He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the end of 2,500 years of Persian monarchy. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. He was succeeded by Ali Khamenei on 4 June 1989.

March

April

May

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

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

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Kevin Kuske
Cristela Alonzo Cristela Alonzo.jpg
Cristela Alonzo
Siti Nurhaliza Siti Nurhaliza - Khairul Fahmi's Wedding 2013.jpg
Siti Nurhaliza
Aaliyah Aaliyah-02.jpg
Aaliyah
Leo Varadkar Leo Varadkar 2016.jpg
Leo Varadkar
Svetlana Khorkina Svetlana Khorkina 2017.jpg
Svetlana Khorkina
Wiley Wiley1-2010-07-03.jpg
Wiley
Tatyana Ali Streamy Awards Photo 1302 (4513297565).jpg
Tatyana Ali
Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival.jpg
Rosamund Pike

February

Cerina Vincent Cerina Vincent 2016.jpg
Cerina Vincent
Tawakkol Karman Tawakkul Karman (2011).jpg
Tawakkol Karman
Zhang Ziyi Zhang Ziyi Cabourg 2014 2.jpg
Zhang Ziyi
Irina Slutskaya Irina Slutskaya IF Moscow 04-2016.jpg
Irina Slutskaya
Brandy Norwood Brandy in 2011a (headshot).jpg
Brandy Norwood
Jesse Spencer Jesse Spencer cropped.jpg
Jesse Spencer
Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Love Hewitt LF2.jpg
Jennifer Love Hewitt

March

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Melina Perez
Danny Pudi Danny Pudi by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Danny Pudi
Oscar Isaac Oscar Isaac by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Oscar Isaac
Joel Madden Joel Madden 2012 (2).jpg
Joel Madden
Adam Levine AdamLevine2011.jpg
Adam Levine
Lee Pace Lee Pace - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
Lee Pace

April

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Lindy Booth
Jesse Carmichael Jesse Carmichael 2007.11.29.jpg
Jesse Carmichael
Heath Ledger Heath Ledger (Berlin Film Festival 2006) revised.jpg
Heath Ledger
Claire Danes Claire Danes.jpg
Claire Danes
Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison SDCC 2014.jpg
Jennifer Morrison
Luke Evans Luke Evans 2014 Comic Con (cropped).jpg
Luke Evans
Kourtney Kardashian Kourtney Kardashian 2 2009.jpg
Kourtney Kardashian
Kate Hudson Kate Hudson (8033413872) (cropped).jpg
Kate Hudson
James McAvoy James McAvoy Cannes 2014.jpg
James McAvoy
Daniel Johns Daniel Johns Big Day Out 08.jpg
Daniel Johns
Jaime King Jamie King in San Diego Comic-Con 2008 cropped.jpg
Jaime King

May

Lance Bass Lance Bass 2014.jpg
Lance Bass
Jon Montgomery Jon Montgomery.jpg
Jon Montgomery
Pierre Bouvier Pierre-SP-Beijing.jpg
Pierre Bouvier
Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Rosario Dawson
Mickey Madden Mickey Madden 2007.11.29.jpg
Mickey Madden
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Kyle Carrozza
Maggie Q MaggieQSmileSDCCJuly10.jpg
Maggie Q
Ashley Massaro Ashley Massaro 2011.jpg
Ashley Massaro
Elisabeth Harnois Elisabeth Harnois at The Witching Hour, 2006.jpg
Elisabeth Harnois
Jesse Bradford Jesse Bradford by David Shankbone.jpg
Jesse Bradford

June

Morena Baccarin Morena Baccarin by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Morena Baccarin
Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Oct 2014 (cropped).jpg
Pete Wentz
Robyn RobynIn2011 cropped.jpg
Robyn
Chris Pratt Chris Pratt 2018.jpg
Chris Pratt
Busy Philipps Busy Philipps at TCA 2010.jpg
Busy Philipps
Ryan Tedder RyanTedderphotocall (cropped).jpg
Ryan Tedder
Felicia Day Felicia Day (42917965544) (cropped).jpg
Felicia Day

July

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Kevin Hart
Laura Benanti Laura Benanti cropped.jpg
Laura Benanti
Jayma Mays Jayma Mays (GLEE).jpg
Jayma Mays
Marielle Franco Marielle Franco.jpg
Marielle Franco
Rose Byrne Rose Byrne 4, 2013.jpg
Rose Byrne
Mageina Tovah Mageina Tovah by David Shankbone.jpg
Mageina Tovah
B. J. Novak B.J. Novak, Actor.jpg
B. J. Novak

August

Jason Momoa Jason Momoa, Aquaman (45655623114).jpg
Jason Momoa
Evangeline Lilly Evangeline Lilly SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Evangeline Lilly
Maria Haukaas Mittet Maria Haukaas Storeng 01.jpg
Maria Haukaas Mittet
JoAnna Garcia Joanna Garcia.jpg
JoAnna Garcia
Peter Browngardt Pete Browngardt at New York Comic Con 2014 - Peter Dzubay.jpg
Peter Browngardt
Aaron Paul Aaron Paul Berlinale 2014 (cropped).jpg
Aaron Paul

September

Julio Cesar Julio Cesar FC Internazionale.jpg
Júlio César
Pink P!nk Live 2013.jpg
Pink
Dave Annable Dave Annable.jpg
Dave Annable
Amy Davidson AmyDavidsonJune06.jpg
Amy Davidson
Flo Rida Flo Rida2012.jpg
Flo Rida
Taavi Roivas Taavi Roivas.jpg
Taavi Rõivas
Bam Margera Bam Margera 2017.jpg
Bam Margera

October

Brianna Brown Brianna Brown.jpg
Brianna Brown
Rachael Leigh Cook RachaelLeighCook07TIFF-2.jpg
Rachael Leigh Cook
Shawn Ashmore Shawn Ashmore SDCC 2014.jpg
Shawn Ashmore
Kristanna Loken 5.21.11KristannaLokenByLuigiNovi.jpg
Kristanna Loken
Chris O'Dowd Chris O'Dowd at British Comedy Awards.jpg
Chris O'Dowd
Brandon Routh Brandon Routh by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Brandon Routh
John Krasinski John Krasinski 2018.png
John Krasinski

November

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Lamar Odom
Mpule Kwelagobe Mpule Kwelagobe.jpg
Mpule Kwelagobe
Neeti Mohan Neeti Mohan attends Shakti Mohan's Nritya Shakti celebrations for World Dance Day (04) (cropped).jpg
Neeti Mohan
Kelly Brook Kelly Brook at 2015 TCA (cropped).jpg
Kelly Brook
Joel Kinnaman Joel Kinnaman 2014 (cropped).jpg
Joel Kinnaman

December

Sabina Babayeva Sabina Babayeva (Eurovision Song Contest 2012).jpg
Sabina Babayeva
Rainbow Sun Francks Rainbow sun francks.jpg
Rainbow Sun Francks
Eric Bauza 41st Annie Awards, Eric Bauza.jpg
Eric Bauza
Sara Bareilles Sara Bareilles Alice Fest.png
Sara Bareilles
Rider Strong Rider Strong 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Rider Strong
Adam Brody AdamBrody cropped 2011.jpg
Adam Brody
Zach Hill Zach Hill 2012.jpg
Zach Hill

Deaths

January

Nelson Rockefeller Nelson Rockefeller.jpg
Nelson Rockefeller
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus 1976 cropped.jpg
Charles Mingus

February

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Sid Vicious

March

Marjorie Daw Marjorie Daw from Stars of the Photoplay.jpg
Marjorie Daw
Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra.jpg
José María Velasco Ibarra

April

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.jpg
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Howard Cruse Howard Cruse.jpeg
Howard Cruse
Phan Huy Quat Phan Huy Quat.jpg
Phan Huy Quat

May

Giulio Natta Giulio Natta 1960s.jpg
Giulio Natta
Barbara Hutton Barbara Hutton May 1931.jpg
Barbara Hutton
Mary Pickford Mary Pickford cph.3c17995u.jpg
Mary Pickford

June

Werner Forssmann Werner Forssmann nobel.jpg
Werner Forssmann
John Wayne John Wayne - still portrait.jpg
John Wayne

July

Shin'ichiro Tomonaga Tomonaga.jpg
Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Robert Burns Woodward Robert Woodward Nobel.jpg
Robert Burns Woodward
Arthur Fiedler Arthur Fiedler 1968.jpg
Arthur Fiedler
Minnie Riperton Minnie Riperton 1977.jpg
Minnie Riperton
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.JPG
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz

August

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Ernst Boris Chain
John Diefenbaker John G. Diefenbaker.jpg
John Diefenbaker
Ahmad Daouk Prime Minister Ahmad Daouk.jpg
Ahmad Daouk
Jean Seberg Camorra Jean Seberg.png
Jean Seberg

September

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Agostinho Neto
Nur Muhammad Taraki Nur Muhammad Taraki.JPG
Nur Muhammad Taraki
Gracie Fields Dame Gracie Fields Allan Warren.jpg
Gracie Fields

October

Archibald Roosevelt Archie Roosevelt WW-I.jpg
Archibald Roosevelt
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María Concepción of the Nativity and the Perpetual Help of Mary
Antonio Caggiano Antonio Caggiano.jpg
Antonio Caggiano
Park Chung-hee Park Chung hee.jpg
Park Chung-hee
Charles Coughlin CharlesCouglinCraineDetroitPortrait.jpg
Charles Coughlin

November

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Mamie Eisenhower
Zeppo Marx Zeppo Marx.jpg
Zeppo Marx

December

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Petya Dubarova
Hafizullah Amin Hafizullah Amin.jpg
Hafizullah Amin
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Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly
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Richard Rodgers

Date unknown

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1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1992nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 992nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 92nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1990s decade.

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

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1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

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1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

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1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

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