1979 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade.
Alain Poher succeeds him immediately; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing wins the presidential contest in May 1974. April 3–4 – An enormous tornado outbreak strikes the central parts of the United States, killing around 319 people. Known as the "1974 Super Outbreak", the event was the largest of its kind until the 2011 Super Outbreak.
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October 6 – Monty Python's Flying Circus, the popular British sketch comedy which aired its final episode this year, is first shown in the U.S. on KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas, at 10pm.   December 28 – Tom Baker makes his first full appearance as the Fourth Doctor in the Doctor Who serial Robot .
October 1, 1974 () 27: 5 "World Full of Hurt" Barry Crane: Sean Baine: 60 min: October 8, 1974 () 28: 6 "Glamour Boy" Virgil Vogel: Sy Salkowitz: 60 min: October 29, 1974 () 29: 7 "Across the Line" Nicholas Colasanto: Mark Rodgers & E. Jack Neuman: 60 min: November 12, 1974 () 30: 8 "Wolf" Barry Shear: E. Arthur Kean: 60 min
This was the television schedule on all three commercial United States television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1974.All times are Eastern and Pacific, with a few exceptions, such as Monday Night Football.
September 17, 1974 () 40: 3 "The Challenge" Walter Grauman: Larry Brody: September 24, 1974 () 41: 4 "Conspiracy of Terror" Lawrence Dobkin: B.W. Sandefur: October 1, 1974 () 42: 5 "Odd Man Loses" Walter Grauman: Joel Murcott: October 8, 1974 () 43: 6 "Forfeit by Death" Leslie H. Martinson: Robert Sherman
A few months later the first full series was broadcast, with a further four series until 1979. Later that year, they appeared together in the first series of Terry and June . The two sitcoms were very similar, the only main differences being a change of surname (from Fletcher to Medford), and a different house and family. 
The series was expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes on July 26, 1976, and then to a full hour on January 16, 1978. Ever since the late 1970s, most of the storylines have revolved around the Quartermaine family and the Spencer family. From 1979 to 1988, General Hospital had more viewers than any
Rooms (TV Series 1974– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.