Thursday August 02, 1979

US date format: 8/2/1979, UK date format: 2/8/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 Susanne Bormann and Marco Bonura. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Doing Time, directed by Dick Clement, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Space Fever.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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Events

  • Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

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Movies

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Doing Time

Doing Time

Directed by: Dick Clement

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

Americathon

Americathon

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan

Pacific Inferno

Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next August 02

If August 02, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

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.

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Ghost Story

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In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 02, 1979?

On August 02, 1979 several famous people were born including, Susanne Bormann, Donna Air, Marco Bonura.

Which famous people died on August 02, 1979?

Famous people died on August 02, 1979 include, Thurman Munson, Thurmon Munson.

What was the number one song in August 02, 1979?

The number one song in the week of August 02, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.

What were the top hits on August 02, 1979?

The top hits on August 02, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Good Times by Chic, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.


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