Saturday December 01, 1979

US date format: 12/1/1979, UK date format: 1/12/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 1, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Brown Trafton and Angelique Bates. In that special week of December people in US were listening to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. I'm for the Hippopotamus, directed by Italo Zingarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Galaxian.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Movies

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I'm for the Hippopotamus

I'm for the Hippopotamus

Directed by: Italo Zingarelli

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner, May Dlamini

Fascination

Fascination

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier

Country: United States of America

Don't Go in the House

Don't Go in the House

Directed by: Joseph Ellison

Starring: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci, Robert Carnegie

The Prize Fighter

The Prize Fighter

Directed by: Michael Preece

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne, Robin Clarke

The Day Time Ended

The Day Time Ended

Directed by: John 'Bud' Cardos

Starring: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

The Establishment by Howard Fast

The Establishment

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She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War …

The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

The Old Patagonian Express

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway


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