America - 1979AD
An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant caused a near-disaster.
Pioneer 11 spacecraft made a rendezvous with the planet Saturn.
Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft rendezvoused with the planet Jupiter.
The first case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was reported.
American tennis player Tracy Austin won the U.S. Open championship at age 16.
American tennis player John McEnroe won his first U.S. Open championship.
Quarterback Roger Staubach led NFL passing, completing 267 out of 461 passes.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical
opened on Broadway.
Francis Ford Coppola directed the Vietnam War film
American novelist William Styron published
The Gossamer Albatross flew across the English Channel under human-power.
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