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Headlines From 1979 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1979 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1979 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1979 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1979 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1979 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1979 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1979 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1979 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1979 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1979 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
7th January 1979Vietnam and supporting Cambodian insurgents announce the fall of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and the collapse of the Pol Pot regime. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge retreat west to an area along the Thai border.
18th February 1979The Sahara Desert experiences snow for thirty minutes.
22nd February 1979Saint Lucia becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
30th March 1979Airey Neave, a World War II veteran and Conservative Northern Ireland spokesman, is killed by an Irish National Liberation Army bomb in the House of Commons car park.
4th May 1979The Conservatives win the general election and Margaret Thatcher becomes the new Prime Minister.
8th May 1979Ten shoppers die in Manchester city centre due to a fire in a Woolworth’s store.
30th May 1979Nottingham Forest wins the European Cup, beating Malmo 1-0 in the Munich-based final.
2nd June 1979Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
11th June 1979 John Wayne, American actor (b. 1907) dies from stomach cancer.
16th July 1979Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and Vice President Saddam Hussein replaces him.
9th August 1979The first British nudist beach is established in Brighton.
27th August 1979Lord Mountbatten and three other people are assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. He was a British admiral, statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On the same day, the Warrenpoint ambush occurs: Provisional Irish Republican Army members attack a British convoy at Narrow Water, County Down, killing eighteen British soldiers.
1st September 1979The U.S. ‘Pioneer 11’ becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn, when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
4th November 1979 3,000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take ninety hostages; fifty-three of whom are American. The radicals demand that the United States send the former Shah of Iran back to stand trial.
23rd November 1979In Dublin, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
4th December 1979The Hastie fire in Kingston upon Hull leads to the deaths of three boys. The hunt begins for Bruce George Peter Lee, the United Kingdom's most prolific killer.
9th December 1979The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified. Smallpox is therefore the first human disease to be driven to extinction.
24th December 1979The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
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A Newspaper From 1979

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).