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

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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.

- 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

Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Various Artists (including, but not limited to the Bee Gees)
Record & Song of the Year: "Just the Way You Are" - Billy Joel
Best New Artist: A Taste of Honey
Comedy Album: "Just a Wild and Crazy Guy" - Steve Martin

Best Play: The Elephant Man
Best Musical: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (which cleaned up the Tonys)

Best Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Best Comedy Series: Taxi (ABC)
Best Limited Series: Roots: The Next Generation (ABC)
Best Drama/Comedy Special: Friendly Fire (ABC)
Best Variety Program: Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin (NBC)
Best Daytime Drama: Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Best Actor, Drama: Ron Liebman, Kaz (CBS)
Best Actress, Drama: Mariette Hartley, The Incredible Hulk, "Married" (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Drama: Stuart Margolin, The Rockford Files (NBC)
Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Kristy McNichol, Family (ABC)
Best Actor, Comedy: Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Actress, Comedy: Ruth Gordon, Taxi, "Sugar Mama" (ABC)
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy: Robert Guillaume, Soap (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Sally Struthers, All in the Family, "California, Here We Are" (CBS)
Best Actor, Limited Series/Special: Peter Strauss, The Jericho Mile (ABC)
Best Actress, Limited Series/Special: Bette Davis, Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Special: Marlon Brando, Roots: The Next Generation (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series/Special: Esther Rolle, The Summer of My German Soldier (NBC)
Best Actor, Daytime: Al Freeman Jr., One Life to Live (ABC) - First African-American to win for Lead Acting at Daytime Emmys
Best Actress, Daytime: Irene Dailey, Another World (NBC)
Best Supporting Actor, Daytime (awarded for the First Time): Peter Hansen, General Hospital (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Daytime (awarded for the First Time): Suzanne Rogers, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Game Show: The Hollywood Squares (NBC)