Monday February 05, 1979

US date format: 2/5/1979, UK date format: 5/2/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 5, 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 Rita G and Blacko (singer). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Datestones of Ryn or Speed Freak.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
  • Saint Bertolf

Events

  • Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time.
  • Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS.

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Movies

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Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

The North Avenue Irregulars

The North Avenue Irregulars

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

Starring: Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine

Agatha

Agatha

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

Quintet

Quintet

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Days to next February 05

If February 05, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

American Caesar by William Manchester

American Caesar

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Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell

Bright Flows The River

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Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 05, 1979?

On February 05, 1979 several famous people were born including, Rita G, Blacko (singer), Alexander Ryabov.

What was the number one song in February 05, 1979?

The number one song in the week of February 05, 1979 was Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on February 05, 1979?

The top hits on February 05, 1979 were Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, Y.M.C.A. by Village People, Le Freak by Chic in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Chiquitita by Abba, Woman In Love by The Three Degrees in UK.


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