Monday January 01, 1979, NewYear’s Day

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

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Brody Dalle and Anders Danielsen Lie. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Autumn Sonata, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Danger UXB. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4-Player Bowling Alley or Space Fever.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • International Year of the Child begins
  • US and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • Formal diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America.
  • Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established.

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Movies

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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Watership Down

Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States of America

Felicity

Felicity

Directed by: John D. Lamond

Starring: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

Carry on Emmannuelle

Carry on Emmannuelle

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

The Sister of Ursula

The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

TV Series

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Danger UXB

Danger UXB

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Running Blind

Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.Asking

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 01, 1979?

On January 01, 1979 several famous people were born including, Brody Dalle, Anders Danielsen Lie, Jawed Karim.

What was the number one song in January 01, 1979?

The number one song in the week of January 01, 1979 was Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd in UK.

What were the top hits on January 01, 1979?

The top hits on January 01, 1979 were Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees, Le Freak by Chic, My Life by Billy Joel in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, YMCA by The Village People, Walking On The Moon by The Police in UK.


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