March 1979 – Top News Events

  • “All in the Family” one of America’s highest rated TV shows broadcasts its 200 episode
  • Voyager I’s closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
  • Bowie Kuhn, MLB commissioner orders baseball teams to give equal access to female reporters
  • U.S. House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
  • The space shuttle, Columbia is transported on top of a 747 jet to Kennedy Space Center
  • Camp David peace treaty between Israel & Egypt – Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel and Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
  • Supreme Court rules, 8-1, police can’t randomly stop cars
  • Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island in Pennsylvania

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