Sunday August 05, 1979

US date format: 8/5/1979, UK date format: 5/8/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 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 David Healy . 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 Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Tail Gunner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Events

  • But Never Jam Today closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
  • Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
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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 05

If August 05, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

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

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)


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