Q: WHAT YEAR DID SAMUEL BECOME JUDGE OF ISRAEL?
A: IT DEPENDS WHAT CALENDAR YOU ARE USING!
On the Gregorian calendar (the one you might have on your wall) the year was 1079 BC.
On the Hebrew calendar, sometimes called the biblical calendar, the year was 2968 AM.
Acts 13:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
20 “After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.