|This article or subsection has an associated category.||1979|
- For other uses, see 1979.
|years:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
|decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
1979 was, on Earth's calendar, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the tenth and final year of the 1970s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1979.0 or reference stardate -1/79.
- Saddam Hussein assumes leadership of Iraq.
- The discovery of the element hassium is documented in Germany on Earth.
- 5 March
- Space probe Voyager 1 closely approaches the planet Jupiter.
- 4 May
- Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister of the United Kingdom on Earth.
- 9 July
- Space probe Voyager 2 closely approaches the planet Jupiter.
- 11 July
- Skylab re-enters Earth's atmosphere after six years in orbit, breaking up over the Pacific Ocean.
- Scientist Heisen meets with Augment Noonien. 
- 3 December
- Ruhollah Khomeini becomes supreme leader of Iran on Earth.
Births and deathsEdit
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||1979 deaths|
References and notesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Historical fact.
- ↑ ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual.
- ↑ ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology.
- ↑ TOS - Khan comic: "Issue 1".
1979 is the final real-life year that can be directly coordinated with the reference stardate-based year system originated in the ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology, since the Chronology was completed in this year. After this, the events of the Chronology no longer match real-life events or conform to the timeline of canon dates. This wiki's information on data from the SFC reference date system continues on 1980-1999 SFC.
Star Trek lives on in syndicated repeat airings.
- 7th: Star Trek: The Motion Picture premieres in cinemas.
- TOS novelization #1: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by Gene Roddenberry