Can anyone think of major political/social/cultural events that took place in 1979? Am pulling together a book pitch (already have Thatcher)
was Blunt not exposed as a spy that year (might be wrong)?
Sony released the Walkman in 1979, led to MP3 and iPod
Shah overthrown in Iran and hostage crisis starting later in the year. Devolution vote. Walkman went on general release.
Lancaster House Agreement bringing independence to #Rhodesia?
following suggestion, see The Referendum Experience (AUP) which has some quirky as well as serious stuff.
my parents visited ballot 4 times that yr i think ?
I'm such an anorak that not only do I own a copy of The Referendum Experience, but have actually read it.
well, hope you enjoyed my little chapters…was so young then of course.
I hadn't made the connection! Which were yours?
Jim Sillars beaten in South Ayrshire by upstart from Edinburgh!
absolutely, a pivotal event in world history!
fall of Phnom Penh Poll Pot regime collapses, China invades Vietnam, Scotland votes for home rule, Greenland gets home rule
that was the year that Flt Lt JJ Rawlings of Ghana become somebody. ie June 4th 1979.