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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, 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.

Events

Ring around Jupiter
Picture of Jupiter taken by Voyager 1

Births

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

Movies released

Hit songs

Freddie Mercury performing in New Haven, CT, November 1977
  • "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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