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Top Music Hits for 1979

I Was Made for Lovin' You 4:31 | Kiss | Greatest Kiss

Y.M.C.A. 3:48 | Village People | The Very Best of Village People

Fire 3:38 | The Pointer Sisters | The Pointer Sisters: Hits!

The Logical Song 4:07 | Supertramp | Breakfast in America

Love You Inside Out 4:13 | Bee Gees | Spirits Having Flown

After the Love Has Gone 4:26 | Earth, Wind & Fire | I Am

Hold the Line 3:56 | Toto | Toto

I Want Your Love 6:55 | Chic | C'est Chic

I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round) 3:07 | Alicia Bridges | I Love the Nightlife

I Just Wanna Stop 3:38 | Gino Vannelli | Brother to Brother

September 3:35 | Earth, Wind & Fire | The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. I



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The Year is 1979 ...

W. John Rowe becomes the last principal of Arlington High School until Arlington closes in 1984.

Jane Byrne is elected the first woman mayor of Chicago.



U.S. resumes diplomacy with China.

President Carter commutes Patty Hearst sentence.

Farmers protest by driving tractors to Washington D.C.

Three Mile Island power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania releases large radioactive steam cloud in the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history.

President Carter signs SALT II treaty with Premier Leonid Breshniv in Vienna.

Shah of Iran, a U.S.-supported dictator flees revolution.

Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Tehran in February 1979.

Anastasio Somoza, a U.S.-supported dictator flees Nicaragua.

Iranian militants take hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran demanding the return of the Shah.

Iran releases 13 hostages, many remain in captivity until 1980 (444 days).

Disco Demolition promotion at Comiskey Park organized by Mike Veeck (son of team president Bill Veeck) and Steve Dahl (WLUP radio personality) goes out of control as thousands of fans storm the field, damage the ballpark, and cause the postponement of the second game of the
Sox-Tigers twilight doubleheader.

Puerto Rican Nationalists (FALN, Armed Forces of National Liberation) claim responsibility for bombings of two armed forces recruiting offices and the Naval Armory (November), and for bombings at the Cook County building in Chicago and at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near North Chicago (October).

American Airlines Flight 191
crashes after an engine falls off its wing during takeoff from O'Hare. The plane crashes immediately northwest of the airport in Elk Grove Township, 271 passengers and crew killed, and two people on the ground killed.

Pope John Paul II visits Chicago.

Dick Butkus is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Super Bowl XIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 35
Dallas Cowboys 31




Kramer vs. Kramer
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture
Buy it on Amazon.com

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