1979 in Luxembourg

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The following lists events that happened during 1979 in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg .

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.

Luxembourg grand duchy in Western Europe

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language, Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

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Incumbents

Position Incumbent
Grand Duke Jean
Prime Minister

Gaston Thorn (until 16 July)
Pierre Werner (from 16 July)
Deputy Prime Minister

Bernard Berg (until 16 July)
Gaston Thorn (from 16 July)
President of the Chamber of Deputies

René Van Den Bulcke
Léon Bollendorff
President of the Council of State Roger Maul (until 16 September)
Alex Bonn (from 21 September)
Mayor of Luxembourg City Colette Flesch

Events

January – March

Communes of Luxembourg

Luxembourg's 102 Communes conform to LAU Level 2 and are the country's lowest administrative divisions.

Arsdorf is a village in the commune of Rambrouch, in western Luxembourg. As of 2006, the village had a population of 261.

Bigonville is a small town in the commune of Rambrouch, in western Luxembourg. As of 2005, the town has a population of 450.

April – June

Echternach Commune in Luxembourg

Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Echternach lies near the border with Germany, and is the oldest town in Luxembourg.

Lucien Didier is a former Luxembourgian cyclist. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the 1976 Summer Olympics. He rode in ten Grand Tours between 1978 and 1984, including six Tours de France. In each of his Tour starts he completed the race and helped his team leader to overall victory - Bernard Hinault four times and Laurent Fignon twice. He was the son-in law of racing cyclist Bim Diederich and is the father of racing cyclist Laurent Didier.

The Tour de Luxembourg is an annual stage race in professional road bicycle racing held in Luxembourg. The Tour de Luxembourg is classified as a 2.HC, the highest rating below the World Tour, by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport's governing body. In 2006, the Tour was part of the UCI Europe Tour. Held in late May to early June, the event is sometimes used by riders as a preparation race for the Tour de France.

July – September

Pierre Werner Luxembourg politician

Pierre Werner was a Luxembourg politician in the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) who was the 18th Prime Minister from 1959 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1984.

Gaston Thorn Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Gaston Egmond Thorn was a Luxembourg politician who served in a number of high-profile positions, both domestically and internationally. Amongst the posts that he held were the 19th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–79), President of the United Nations General Assembly (1975), and the seventh President of the European Commission (1981–85).

October – December

Bonn Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The Federal City of Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000. About 24 km (15 mi) south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants.

Nuclear power plant thermal power station where the heat source is a nuclear reactor

A nuclear power plant or nuclear power station is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As it is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity. As of 23 April 2014, the IAEA report there are 450 nuclear power reactors in operation operating in 31 countries.

Cattenom Commune in Grand Est, France

Cattenom is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Births

Claudine Muno Luxembourg musician and writer

Claudine Muno is a Luxembourgian author, singer, musician, music teacher, and journalist.

Jean Muller pianist

Jean Muller is a Luxembourgian classical pianist. He has received several international awards, performed worldwide, and made several recordings.

Deaths

Footnotes

  1. Thewes (2006), p. 186
  2. "Monsanto". industrie.lu. 20 July 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  3. 1 2 Thewes (2006), p. 192
  4. Thewes (2006), p. 197

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