1979 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s  1990s  2000s
Years: 1976 1977 197819791980 1981 1982

1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. It was also the last year of the 1970s.

Events

Births

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

Movies released

  • Alien
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian
  • The Warriors

Hit songs

  • "A Message To You Rudi/Nite Klub" – The Specials
  • "Accidents Will Happen" – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  • "After the Love Has Gone" – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Ambition" – Vic Goddard and the Subway Sect
  • "Bad Case Of Loving You(Doctor Doctor)" – Robert Palmer
  • "Bang Bang" – B.A. Robertson
  • "Bat out of Hell" – Meat Loaf
  • "Boogie Wonderland" – Earth Wind and Fire with the Emotions
  • "Born To Be Alive" – Patrick Hernandez
  • "Boys Don't Cry" – The Cure
  • "Boys Keep Swinging" – David Bowie
  • "Breakfast In America" – Supertramp
  • "Bright Side Of The Road" – Van Morrison
  • "California Über Alles" – The Dead Kennedys
  • "Can You Feel The Force" – The Real Thing
  • "Can't Stand Losing You" – The Police
  • "Chiquitita" – ABBA
  • "Comme disait Mistinguett" – Dalida
  • "Computer Games" – Mi-Sex
  • "Cool for Cats" – Squeeze
  • "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" – Queen
  • "Cruel To Be Kind" – Nick Lowe
  • "Dance Away" – Roxy Music
  • "Death Disco" – Public Image Limited
  • "Do Anything You Wanna Do" – Thin Lizzy
  • "Does Your Mother Know?" – ABBA
  • "Don't Do Me Like That" – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • "Don't Stop Me Now" – Queen
  • "Dreaming" – Blondie
  • "Driver's Seat" – Sniff and the Tears
  • "Duchess" – The Stranglers
  • "Electricity" – OMD
  • "Eton Rifles" – The Jam
  • "Every Day Hurts" – Sad Cafe
  • "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" – The Buzzcocks
  • "Gangsters" – The Specials AKA
  • "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" – ABBA
  • "Girls Talk" – Dave Edmunds
  • "Go West" – Village People
  • "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" – Viola Wills
  • "Goodbye Stranger" – Supertramp
  • "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio" – Edwin Starr
  • "He must have been eighteen" – Dalida
  • "Helwa Ya Baladi" – Dalida
  • "Here Comes The Summer" – The Undertones
  • "Highway to Hell" – AC/DC
  • "I Don't Like Mondays" – The Boomtown Rats
  • "I Only Wanna Be With You" – The Tourists
  • "I Have A Dream" – ABBA
  • "Il faut danser reggae" – Dalida
  • "In The Navy" – Village People
  • "Into The Valley" – The Skids
  • "Is It Love You're After?" – Rose Royce
  • "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" – Joe Jackson
  • "Jimmy Jimmy" – The Undertones
  • "Just The Way You Are" – Barry White
  • "Just What I Needed" – The Cars
  • "Lady Writer" – Dire Straits
  • "Lay Your Love On Me" – Racey
  • "Let me dance tonight" – Dalida
  • "Let's Go" – The Cars
  • "London Calling" – The Clash
  • "Lucky Number" – Lene Lovich
  • "Making Plans For Nigel" – XTC
  • "Milk And Alcohol" – Dr. Feelgood
  • "Monday, Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser" – Dalida
  • "Morning Dance" – Spyro Gyra
  • "Oliver's Army" – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  • "On My Radio" – The Selector
  • "One Step Beyond" – Madness
  • "On The Inside – Lynne Hamilton
  • "Parisenne Walkways" – Gary Moore
  • "Problemorama (L'Argent... L'Argent...)" – Dalida
  • "Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)" – Ian Dury and the Blockheads
  • "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" – Steely Dan
  • "Roll Over Beethoven(EP)" – Chuck Berry
  • "Roxanne" – The Police
  • "Sarah" – Thin Lizzy
  • "Slap And Tickle" – Squeeze
  • "Smash It Up" – The Damned
  • "Something Else/Friggin' In The Riggin'" – The Sex Pistols
  • "Spiral Scratch(EP)" – The Buzzcocks
  • "Stop Your Sobbing" – Pretenders
  • "Sultans Of Swing" – Dire Straits
  • "Take Me To The River" – Talking Heads
  • "Tears Of A Clown/Ranking Full Stop" – The Beat
  • "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan" – Marianne Faithfull
  • "The Cost Of Living(EP)" – The Clash
  • "The Logical Song" – Supertramp
  • "The Long Run" – The Eagles
  • "Transmission" – Joy Division
  • "Union City Blue" – Blondie
  • "Up The Junction" – Squeeze
  • "Vedrai Vedrai" – Dalida
  • "Voulez-Vous" – ABBA
  • "We Are Family" – Sister Sledge
  • "Whatever You Want" – Status Quo
  • "Wonderful Christmastime" – Paul McCartney
  • "You Decorated My Life" – Kenny Rogers
  • "You Needed Me" – Anne Murray

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