JAN 01 The Far Side debuts in US newspapers
JAN 04 – US President Jimmy Carter declares a grain embargo against the USSR
JAN 20 – The Pittsburgh Steelers become the first NFL team to win 4 Super Bowls
FEB 13 – The 13 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York
FEB 22 – The Miracle On Ice happens when the US Men’s Hockey team defeats the USSR team at the 13th Winter Olympics
MAR 31 – US President Jimmy Carter formally announces the boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
APR 07 – The US severes diplomatic ties with IRAN after that nation takes US citizens hostage on November 4, 1979
MAY 07 – After serving 68 years 425 days, Paul Geidel is released from prison in New York, the longest term ever served
MAY 18 – 57 people are killed in Washington State when Mount St. Helens erupts
MAY 21The Empire Strikes Back is released
MAY 22 – The best selling arcade game of all time, Pac Man, is released
JUN 01 – Media mogul Ted Turner officially launches CNN
JUN 09 – US comedian Richard Pryor is severely burned while freebasing cocaine
JUN 27 – US President Jimmy Carter reinstates the draft requiring all 19 and 20 year old males to register
JUL 16 – Former California governor Ronald Reagan is nominated as the candidate for President by the US Republican Party
AUG 14 – US President Jimmy Carter wins nomination as candidate for the US Democratic Party
OCT 09The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Llyod Weber debuts on London’s West End
OCT 21 – The Philadelphia Philly’s win the World Series by a margin of 4-2 over the Kansas City Royals
NOV 04 – In a landslide victory, Ronald Regan defeats US President Jimmy Carter to become the 40th man in world history to hold that office
NOV 10/12 – NASA’s Voyager 1 flies within 77,000 miles of Saturn
NOV 21 – Viewers finally discover “Who shot J.R.? on the long running nighttime soap opera Dallas
DEC 08 – Gunman Mark David Chapman assassinates legendaray musician John Lennon in New York City
SOURCE: Wikipedia

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