1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common yearstarting on Monday (dominical letter G) 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 tenth and last year of the 1970s decade.

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Svetlana Khorkina, 2000 Olympic gold medalists

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Media

  • The Doctor Who storey City of Death is set in 1979, its year of broadcast.
  • The events of the 2011 fictional movie Super 8 take place throughout the winter and summer of 1979.