Saturday September 01, 1979

US date format: 9/1/1979, UK date format: 1/9/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Justice Leak and Tim Kennedy. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Moment in Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Warrior.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
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Events

  • Debbie Boone and Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA
  • The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.

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Movies

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Time After Time

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States of America

The Onion Field

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

Jade Claw

Jade Claw

Directed by: Shan Hua

Starring: Billy Chong, Siu Tin Yuen, Chiu-Sing Hau, Brandy Yuen

A Man, a Woman and a Bank

A Man, a Woman and a Bank

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky, Allan Kolman

Org

Org

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Lidija Juracik, Isaac Twen Obu, Nolika Pareda

Sport Games on September 01, 1979

Sport Games on September 01, 1979


NFL

American Football
  • Detroit Lions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 16 - 31
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TV Series

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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

SportsCenter

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States of America

Days to next September 01

If September 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

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.

Martha by Winzola McLendon

Martha

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Martha is the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the most famous and controversial woman in recent American politics -- of what motivated Martha Mitchell and what really happened to her after the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 01, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is September 01, 1979?

On September 01, 1979 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 01, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 01, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on September 01, 1979?

On September 01, 1979 several famous people were born including, Justice Leak, Tim Kennedy, Neg Dupree

Which famous people died on September 01, 1979?

Famous people died on September 01, 1979 include, Doris Kenyon

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

The number one song in the week of September 01, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard in UK

What were the top hits on September 01, 1979?

The top hits on September 01, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Cars by Gary Numan, Bang Bang by BA Robertson in UK


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