Saturday May 05, 1979

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Vincent Kartheiser and Tahiry Jose. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Winter Kills, directed by William Richert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trek-80 or Lunar Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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Events

  • 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4.
  • Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting.
  • Voyager 1 passes Jupiter.

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Movies

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Winter Kills

Winter Kills

Directed by: William Richert

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

Noorie

Noorie

Directed by: Manmohan Krishna

Starring: Farooq Shaikh, Poonam Dhillon, Madan Puri, Iftekhar

Killer Nun

Killer Nun

Directed by: Giulio Berruti

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli, Massimo Serato

The Swap

The Swap

Directed by: Jordan Leondopoulos

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jennifer Warren, Jarred Mickey, Terrayne Crawford

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Megaroman

Megaroman

Das Dorf an der Grenze

Das Dorf an der Grenze

Days to next May 05

If May 05, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life

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Psychologists have amassed a tremendous amount of information about people. What makes them angry, what frustrates them, what makes them coo with pleasure.

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

Manhattan by Neal Travis

Manhattan

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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?

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 05, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 05, 1979?

On May 05, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 05, 1979?

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

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

On May 05, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 05, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on May 05, 1979?

On May 05, 1979 several famous people were born including, Vincent Kartheiser, Tahiry Jose, Lance Bass.

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

The number one song in the week of May 05, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on May 05, 1979?

The top hits on May 05, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.


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