Thursday January 04, 1979

US date format: 1/4/1979, UK date format: 4/1/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 4, 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 Lynnsha (singer) and Charity Rahmer. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Autumn Sonata, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Danger UXB. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or ABPA Backgammon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Events

  • The State of Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of the dead and injured in the Kent State shootings.

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Movies

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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Watership Down

Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States of America

Felicity

Felicity

Directed by: John D. Lamond

Starring: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

Carry on Emmannuelle

Carry on Emmannuelle

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

The Sister of Ursula

The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

TV Series

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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

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Running Blind

Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

Days to next January 04

If January 04, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea

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

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel


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