Thursday March 01, 1979

US date format: 3/1/1979, UK date format: 1/3/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Magui Serna and Éowyn . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Invader or Radar Scope.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
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Events

  • Sweeney Todd opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • Scotland votes narrowly for home rule, which is not implemented, and Wales votes against it.

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Movies

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The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

Immoral Women

Immoral Women

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guétary

Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Real Life

Real Life

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Fast Break

Fast Break

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

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TV Series

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

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

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 01

If March 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 8 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 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

Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

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"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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