1970s pop culture

# 302-B - 1979: Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


1:32:40 minutes (84.84 MB)

Part 2 of 1979, Music and Headlines

COLUMBUS in 1979:
- Columbus City Schools begin mandated busing.
- East High School, coached by Larry Walker, wins the Class AAA (now Division I) State Championship, beating Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 74-65. Clark Kellogg scored 51 points for VASJ in a losing effort. Both he and East's Granville Waiters would become teammates for Coach Eldon Miller and the B*ckeyes the following Fall.
- Ohio State fires Woody Hayes after that incident involving a Clemson player. The B*ckeyes hire Iowa State coach Earle Bruce. Bruce and his fedora lead the B*ckeyes to an 11-0 Season, winning the Big Ten (and Bruce was the last B*ckeye Big Ten Coach of the Year), but then choking to Pac-10 Champs USC (which had a couple of Heisman winners - Charles White & Marcus Allen, and future NFL staples like Allen, Jeff Fisher, and a Matthews brother) in the Rose Bowl by one point.
- The Columbus Clippers win their first Governor's Cup (International League Championship).
- Columbus North High School on Arcadia Avenue closes its doors.
- Columbus Mayor Tom Moody coasts to an easy re-election.
- The Franklin County Courthouse and Government Center (369, 373, and 375 S. High St.) opens its doors for the very first time.
- Tom Watson wins the Memorial Tournament in Dublin.
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 in retribution to the victims and survivors of Kent State.

ACADEMY AWARDS:
- John Wayne made his final public appearance at the 1979 Oscars before his death from cancer.
Best Picture: The Deer Hunter
Best Actress: Jane Fonda, Coming Home
Best Actor: Jon Voight, Coming Home
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Maggie Smith, California Suite
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
Best Original Song: "Last Dance", from Thank God It's Friday

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Various Artists (including, but not limited to the Bee Gees)

# 302 A - 1979: Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


1:31:03 minutes (83.37 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we go back in time to 1979, the end of a rollercoaster decade for pop culture and news.

HEADLINES:
- China introduces its "ONE Child per Family" Policy (which lasted 34 years, being altered to TWO Children in 2013)
- Pol Pot and Phnom Penh fall in Cambodia
- Idi Amin falls from power in Uganda and is exiled
- The Shah of Iran is exiled as the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over rule of Iran
- 63 Americans are held hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran
- Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA
- Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
- The Sandinistas take rule of Nicaragua
- Saddam Hussein takes over power in Iraq
- President Carter and Soviet Premier Brezhnev sign the SALT II Treaty
- Punk Rocker Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose while on trial for murdering his girlfriend
- Sony introduces the Walkman, a portable cassette player (which cost $ 200 at the time of its debut in July)
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 to the survivors and victims families of the Kent State Massacre (more Columbus Headlines in Part 2)

SPORTS:
- Michigan State beats Indiana State in the first-ever meeting between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird
- Earle Bruce takes over the Ohio B*ckeyes, leading them to an 11-1 record in his first year.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the top of the NFL Mountain, winning Super Bowl XIII.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA - Seattle SuperSonics
Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens
World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates
Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers
Ohio High School Basketball Class AAA/Division I - Columbus East High Tigers (their last, to date)
Ohio Division II/Class AA Boys Golf - Dublin (Coffman) Shamrocks
Ohio Division I Girls Volleyball - Whitehall-Yearling Lady Rams
Ohio Division III Girls Volleyball - Newark Catholic Lady Green Wave
Ohio Division II/Class AA Baseball - St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Ohio Division I/Class AAA Track - Gahanna-Lincoln

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