Sunday July 01, 1979

US date format: 7/1/1979, UK date format: 1/7/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Emily Cook and Xavier de Le Rue. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Tail Gunner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6 of snow

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Movies

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Country: United States of America

The Frisco Kid

The Frisco Kid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Arabian Adventure

Arabian Adventure

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms

The Double McGuffin

The Double McGuffin

Directed by: Joe Camp

Starring: Dion Pride, Greg Hodges, Jeff Nicholson, Vincent Spano

Moonraker

Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Estefanía

Estefanía

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

Sphinx by Robin Cook

Sphinx

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It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

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Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 01, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 01, 1979?

On July 01, 1979 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 01, 1979?

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

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

On July 01, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 01, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on July 01, 1979?

On July 01, 1979 several famous people were born including, Emily Cook, Xavier de Le Rue, Patrik Baboumian

Which famous people died on July 01, 1979?

Famous people died on July 01, 1979 include, Richard Ward

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

The number one song in the week of July 01, 1979 was Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army in UK

What were the top hits on July 01, 1979?

The top hits on July 01, 1979 were Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army, Silly Games by Janet Kay, C'mon Everybody by The Sex Pistols in UK


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