Saturday November 03, 1979

US date format: 11/3/1979, UK date format: 3/11/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Pablo Aimar and Tim McIlrath. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Pop Muzik by M. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomb Bee or Radar Scope.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Pirmin
  • Japan - Culture Day (post 1946), Emperors Birthday (pre 1946)
  • St. Winifred
  • Also see November 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in North Carolina
  • 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
  • Marocco offensive against Polisario
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Movies

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The Rose

The Rose

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Directed by: Jerome Hellman

Starring: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon

The Great Alligator

The Great Alligator

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

TV Series

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Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

The Enchanted Castle

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Days to next November 03

If November 03, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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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"

The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald

The Green Ripper

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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.

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

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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