Tuesday July 03, 1979

US date format: 7/3/1979, UK date format: 3/7/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 3, 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 Ludivine Sagnier and Elizabeth Hendrickson. 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. Breaking Away, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Speed Freak.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National holiday in Belarus
  • Feast day of Saint Thomas
  • Start of the Dog Days

Events

  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

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Famous Deaths

  • Louis Durey: French musician, a composer and member...

Movies

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

The Last of the Knucklemen

The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

Dracula

Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States of America

Unidentified Flying Oddball

Unidentified Flying Oddball

Directed by: Russ Mayberry

Starring: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

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

Country: United States of America

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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

Sapphire & Steel

Sapphire & Steel

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Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next July 03

If July 03, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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

Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

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

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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


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