Born


In 1979 (the year you were born)


Jimmy Carter is president of the USA major accident occurs at a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Middletown, PAAn American Airlines DC-10 loses its engine and crashes seconds after takeoff, killing 275 people

Hurricane David kills over 1200 in the US and the Dominican Republic

Some 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran

The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

ESPN starts broadcasting

Aaliyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Norah Jones, Heath Ledger, and Kate Hudson are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Kramer vs. Kramer is the top grossing film

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron is published

“My Sharona” by The Knack spends the most time at the top of the US charts

The Facts of Life premiers

What Happened the Year You Were Born?
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