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1979
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Sebastian Coe
Middle-distance Runner
1979
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Bernard Hinault
France 5 tour de France, also finished 2nd twice.
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
   was released in   
1979
1979
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Jody Scheckter
1979
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Björn Borg
1979
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Martina Navratilova
1979
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Apocalypse Now
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
1979
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
John McEnroe
d. Vitas Gerulatis 7-5 6-3 6-3
1979
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Tracy Austin
1979
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Guillermo Vilas
1979
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Björn Borg
1979
   winner of the Cricket World Cup was   
West Indies
1979
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
Sweeney Todd
1979
   World Series Champions were the   
Pittsburgh Pirates
7 games v. Baltimore Orioles. MVP: Willie Stargell
1979
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Ayatollah Khomeini
1979 saw his Islamic revolution overturn the Shah of Persia. First name was Ruhollah.
1979
   was the year   
Margaret Thatcher Became U.K. Prime Minister
First woman Prime Minister of the U.K.
1979
   was the year   
Saddam Hussein Became Ruler of Iraq
An anagram is 'Sauna Shed Dims'.
1979
   was the year   
U.S.S.R. Invaded Afghanistan
1979
   champions were   
Michigan State
1979
   the winner was   
Mother Teresa
India, 1910-1997; Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta
Death From Above 1979
   sang the song   
You're Lovely But You Got Lots Of Problems
1979
   the winner was   
Kramer Vs Kramer
Directed by Robert Benton for Columbia
1979
   the winner was   
Spectacular Bid
Ronnie Franklin
1979
   the winner was   
Severiano Ballesteros
At Royal Lytham and St. Annes
1979
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Nottingham Forest
England
Death from Above 1979
   released the album   
Romance Bloody Romance (2005)
Death from Above 1979
   released the album   
You're A Woman, I'm A Machine (2004)
Death From Above 1979
   released the album   
Heads Up (2002)
Were a Canadian indie rock/synth rock duo. Split in August 2006.
1979
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hailwood
Suzuki- 500cc Acknowledged as the finest road racer of all time
1979
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Williams
Yamaha-250 cc
1979
   the winner was   
Chris Evert
Chris Evert-Lloyd. Defeated Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-0
Saint Lucia
   gained independence in   
1979
22 February. United Kingdom
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
   gained independence in   
1979
27 October. United Kingdom
Shah of Iran Overthrown, Margaret Thatcher Elected, Three Mile Island Accident
   are all   
Major Events of 1979
1979
   was the year   
Camp David Peace Treaty Was Signed
Between Israel and Egypt
1979
   was the year   
The U. S. Iranian Embassy Was Seized
90 hostages taken, Nov 4
1979
      
Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
A free trade agreement between the governments of New Zealand and Australia.
11 December 1979 - 30 June 1981
      
Charles Haughey
1 term, Fianna Fáil,
1979
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Spectacular Bid
Ronnie Franklin on board -- Trainer Bud Delp -- Hawksworth Farm -- 1:54.20
1979
   was the year the Triple Crown was lost by   
Spectacular Bid
Spectacular Bid's jockey, Ronnie Franklin, perhaps too young and inexperienced for this historic moment, chased the lead rather than staying patient allowing the colt to be run down, placing 3rd, Coastal won the Belmont
1979
   was won by   
Wes Walters
For the painting 'Portrait of Phillip Adams'
1979
   was won by   
Seattle SuperSonics
Defeated the Washington Bullets
1979
   was won by   
Moses Malone
1979
   was the year   
Partial Meltdown at Three Mile Island
Nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
1979
   player of the year was   
Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool
1979
   player of the year was   
Liam Brady
Arsenal
1979
   was the year   
Margaret Thatcher Became U.K. Prime Minister
First woman Prime Minister of the U.K.
1979
   was the year   
Partial Meltdown at Three Mile Island
Nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. No one died in the "disaster"
1979
   was the year   
The U. S. Iranian Embassy Was Seized
90 hostages taken, Nov 4
1979
   was the year   
U.S.S.R. Invaded Afghanistan






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