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For other uses, see 1979.
years: 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982

(stardates from 1979.0, or reference stardates from -1/79)

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

Saddam Hussein.

5 March 
Space probe Voyager 1 closely approaches the planet Jupiter.[1]
4 May 
Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister of the United Kingdom on Earth.[1]
9 July 
Space probe Voyager 2 closely approaches the planet Jupiter.[1]
11 July 
Skylab re-enters Earth's atmosphere after six years in orbit, breaking up over the Pacific Ocean.[3][1]
Dr. Heisen

G. Heisen.

Scientist Heisen meets with Augment Noonien. [4]
3 December 
Ruhollah Khomeini becomes supreme leader of Iran on Earth.[1]

Births and deathsEdit

7 February 
Josef Mengele dies.[1]
11 June 
John Wayne dies.[1]
25 August 
Stan Kenton dies.[1]


References and notesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Historical fact.
  2. ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual.
  3. ST reference: Spaceflight Chronology.
  4. 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.








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