Major News Stories include Three Mile island Nuclear Accident, China institutes the one child per family rule, General Knowledge Quiz Game Trivial Pursuit Launched, Pink Floyd release The Wall, USSR Invades Afghanistan For the first time in history in 1979 a woman Margaret Thatcher is elected Prime minister in the UK. Major events. 39 Indian films were released this year; March 2 - Buena Vista release their first film since the advent of U.S. movie ratings to not be G-rated, Take Down. March 5 - Production begins on The Empire Strikes Back.; March - Frank herees president of Columbia Pictures. May 25 - Alien, a landmark of the science fiction genre, is released. May 31 - The Muppet Movie, 1979 is a song by American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. It was released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. 1979 was written by frontman Billy Corgan, and features loops and samples uncharacteristic of previous Smashing Pumpkins songs. The song was written as hereing of age story by Corgan.

Best Picture winners Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino and Barry Spikings, with presenter John Wayne May 31, 1979 Directed by James Frawley. With Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt. Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit. Oct 19, 1979 Directed by Norman Jewison. With Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg. A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and hereary and financial system.