MARGARET Thatcher was the Prime Minister and spent much of the year clashing with trade unions, the average house cost £13,650 and hip hop was born.

It was 1979 and Liverpool clinched the league title while Arsenal won the FA Cup and Nottingham Forest were crowned European champions.

In world sport, John McEnroe was emerging as the tennis player to watch, West Indies beat England in the Cricket World Cup Final and the greatest ever hockey player Wayne Gretzky was flying high in the States.

These Southampton teams were enjoying success in football, squash and bowling.

See if you can spot anyone you know in the snaps, which have all been taken from the Daily Echo archive from that year that ended the 70s and also saw Mother Theresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.