1979

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

CULTURAL & COMMERCIAL

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1979

  • George Lucus’ Apocalypse Now released
  • Sony Walkman launched
  • The mobile phone invented
  • Roller blades invented 

Jan 79

Feb 79

Mar 79

1st: Scottish referendum on devolution. Small majority in favour 

28th: Callaghan loses vote of no confidence; govt resigns

Apr 79

May 79

3rd: General election gives Conservatives majority of 43 

4th: Margaret Thatcher becomes P.M.

Jun 79

7th First election for European Parliament

July 79

Aug 79

Lord Mountbatten killed by – IRA bomb

Sept 79

30th: First episode of ‘To the Manor Born’ aired

Oct 79

Nov 79

2nd: Peter Schaeffer’s Amadeus opens at Olivier Theatre

Dec 79

25th: Soviet troops enter Afghanistan

 

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