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

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

- 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)

- 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.

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
Ohio Division II/Class AA Track - Columbus Mifflin
Ohio Division I/Class AAA Cross Country - Lancaster
NCAA Basketball - Michigan State Spartans
NCAA Football - Alabama Crimson Tide (it would have been Ohio State, but they choked on something in Pasadena)
Wimbledon - Martina Navritalova and Bjorn Borg
Kentucky Derby & Belmont: Spectacular Bid (who finished third in the Preakness)
The Memorial: Tom Watson
U.S. Golf Open (at Toledo's Inverness Golf Club): Hale Irwin
U.S. Tennis Open: John McEnroe & Tracy Austin (Mens & Womens Singles, both American); McEnroe & Peter Fleming (Mens Doubles, both American); Betty Stove (Dutch) & Wendy Turnbull (Australian) (Womens Doubles)