SOUTH CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1979

South Charleston Senior High School, South Charleston, West Virginia
 
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News of 1979

Notable People of 1979

  • President of the United States: Jimmy Carter
  • Vice President: Walter Mondale
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Thomas "Tip" O'Neill
  • Governor of West Virginia: John D. Rockefeller IV
  • Mayor of South Charleston: Richie Robb (SCHS, '64)

Other News from 1979

  • Militant followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini take over the U.S. embassy in Iran.
  • Worst nuclear accident in U.S. history happens at Three Mile Island nuclear plant.
  • The nation's first space station, Skylab, falls out of orbit.
  • Gasoline shortages lead to long lines at the gas pumps.
  • Soviet troops invade Afghanistan.
  • Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Pulitzer Prize (Letters): The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever.
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Teresa.

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