As of 2014, major events of 35 years ago (the year 1979) include establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the collapse of the Pol Pot regime in Vietnam and the Iranian hostage crisis. In entertainment, major events were the death of Sid Vicious and the television debut of "The Dukes of Hazzard."Continue Reading
Other major events of the year include the establishment of Islamic government in Iran, the start of the Sino-Vietnamese war, the release of Patty Hearst from prison, the institution of the "One Child" policy in China, the departure of British forces from Malta, Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland, the election of Margaret Thatcher and the sentencing of Dan White for the murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.
Notable disasters were the crash of American Airlines Flight 191, the Ixtoc I oil well disaster, the murder of Bill Stewart, the assassination attempt on Alexander Haig and the Montenegro earthquake.
Pop culture events include the release of Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall," the debut of ESPN, and the debut of the first Star Trek movie. The first demonstration of the compact disc and the introduction of the Happy Meal by McDonalds occurred in 1979 as well. In sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Supersonics and Montreal Canadians all won championships in their respective leagues.Learn more about Modern History
Some historical events from the year 2014 are the Ukrainian Crisis, the Malaysian Airlines flight disappearance, the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, the 2014 World Cup and Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Other events include the Hong Kong protests, Sydney cafe siege, ISIS expansion and Israel-Gaza conflict.Full Answer >
As of 2014, 30 years ago was the year 1984, and some historical events that occurred during that year include the assassination of Indira Gandhi, a subway shooting in New York City that left four black youths wounded and the Summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles, California. The "Where's the Beef?" Wendy's commercials also premiered in 1984, and Brunei gained independence from the United Kingdom.Full Answer >
The most significant events of the year 2014 included the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the declaration of an Islamic Caliphate in the Levant by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The third is the annexation of Crimea by the Russian government.Full Answer >
Find a timeline of the major events in history at Fincher.org, a website that contains geologic and world timelines spanning billions of years. About.com has a timeline available for major events in ancient history, while History Central has a world history timeline divided into four major periods.Full Answer >