Thursday February 01, 1979

US date format: 2/1/1979, UK date format: 1/2/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rachelle Lefevre and Ana Alexander (actress). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Warrior.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery.
  • The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.

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Movies

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Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

The North Avenue Irregulars

The North Avenue Irregulars

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

Starring: Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine

Agatha

Agatha

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

Quintet

Quintet

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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Franklin library collectible book

Wanderings by Chaim Potok

Wanderings

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A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Sixth Commandment

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo


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