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1979 was the last year of the 1970s decade.

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • The Warriors (February 9, 1979)
  • The Champ (April 4, 1979)
  • Alien (May 25, 1979)
  • Rocky II (June 15, 1979)
  • The Muppet Movie (June 22, 1979)
  • Unidentified Flying Oddball (July 26, 1979)
  • The Amityville Horror (July 27, 1979)
  • Apocalypse Now (August 15, 1979)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (December 7, 1979)
  • The Jerk (December 14, 1979)
  • Kramer vs. Kramer (December 19, 1979)
  • C.H.O.M.P.S. (December 21, 1979)
  • The Black Hole (December 21, 1979)

Japan

  • Damien: Omen II (February 10, 1979)
  • The Brink's Job (February 24, 1979)
  • Superman (June 23, 1979)
  • The Champ (July 7, 1979)
  • Galaxy Express 999 (August 4, 1979)
  • Tora-san, the Matchmaker (August 4, 1979)
  • Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (December 15, 1979)

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

  • 101 Dalmatians (June 7, 1979)
  • Star Wars (August 15, 1979)

Programs debuted on television this year

ABC

  • Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (September 22, 1979)

NBC

  • The Facts of Life (August 24, 1979)
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (September 20, 1979)
  • Casper and the Angels (September 22, 1979)

CBS

  • The Bad News Bears (March 24, 1979)

Programs airing new seasons this year

Syndication

  • The Muppet Show (Season 4) (September 15, 1979)

Programs ended this year

NBC

  • Yogi's Space Race (March 3, 1979)

Anime released this year

  • Doraemon (April 2, 1979) (1787 episodes; last aired on March 18, 2005)
  • Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel (April 7, 1979) (26 episodes; last aired on September 29, 1979)

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