Happy New Year and what a new year it’s going to be with it being our 40th anniversary 1979 – 2019 !
What happened in 1979 ?
11th May – Kenyon Group was founded (Kenyon Engineering Ltd 11th May 1979 – 19th October 1999)
Space Invaders hits the UK
World’s first £1 Million footballer is bought – Nottingham Forest – Trevor Francis
Lord Louis Mountbatten assassinated by IRA
Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first Female PM
The Clash Release London Calling
McDonalds introduced Happy Meals
Mother Theresa won the Nobel peace prize
China institutes the one child per family rule
Sony released the Walkman
The average house cost £13,650
Inflation was 17%
World Population: 4.378 billion