Saturday May 05, 1979: on this day

About May 5th, 1979, in brief:

  • Historical events: 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4.
  • Day of the week: May 5th, 1979 was a Saturday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Goat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Michael Palin, Chris Brown
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • #1 US song: Reunited by Peaches & Herb
  • #1 UK song: Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel
  • Popular movie: Winter Kills directed by William Richert

More about May 5th, 1979? See below for more news and curiosities on May 5th, 1979.

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What day of the week was May 05, 1979?


May 05, 1979 was a Saturday and it was the 125th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 05, 1979 can also be written as 5/5/1979 in the US and as 5/5/1979 in UK and Europe.

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May 05, 1979: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 05, 1979:

  • 105th kentucky derby: ron franklin on spectacular bid wins in 2:02.4.
  • Masterpiece radio theater begins broadcasting.
  • Voyager 1 passes jupiter.

May 05, 1979: What were the magazines covers that day?

LIFE Magazine

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May 05, 1979: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 5th is Taurus.

Taurus is the 2nd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between April 20th and May 20th belong to the Taurus sign: discover Taurus personality and who should a Taurus marry.

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini.

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May 05, 1979: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 05, 1979 is Goat and the associated element is Earth.

Discover the Goat personality and how the Earth Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.

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May 05, 1979: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 05, 1979 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 05, 1979 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on May 05, 1979 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 69% full, rising at 01:42 pm and setting at 03:06 am.

The previous full moon was on Apr 12, 1979 while the next full moon would come on May 12, 1979.

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Who was born on May 05, 1979?


Famous people born on May 05, 1979:

  • Vincent Kartheiser
    Vincent Kartheiser

    Vincent kartheiser is an american actor known for his role as pete campbell in the television series mad men.

  • Lance Bass

    Lance bass is a musician best known as a member of the boy band nsync.

  • Kashara Petrov

    Kashara Petrov is a Russian geologist who studies the formation and evolution of the Earth's crust.

  • Catherynne Valente

    Award-winning author known for her fantasy and science fiction works.

  • Yancy Strickler

    Co-founder of Kickstarter, a popular crowdfunding platform.

  • Jaana Räisänen

    Finnish author known for her contemporary fiction novels.

  • Bastian Hermisson

    German politician affiliated with the Green Party.

  • Braden

    Braden Fitzgerald is a talented actor known for his roles in various TV shows and movies.

  • Tahiry Jose

    Reality star.

  • Samanta Piccinetti
  • Robertas Poškus
  • Maksïm Samçenko
  • Charmane Star
  • Akihito Tsukushi
  • Engin Çeber
  • Márcio Alexandre Henriques Gonçalves dos Santos
  • Martin Sweet
  • Sara Bertoli
  • Augusto Andaveris

Whose famous birthday is on May 5th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 5th:

  • Michael Palin
    Michael Palin

    British actor, comedian, and writer.

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown

    American actor, singer, and dancer.

  • Henry Cavill
    Henry Cavill

    British actor, who began his acting career as albert mondego in 2002's film adaptation of the count of monte cristo.

  • Virginie Efira
    Virginie Efira

    Belgian actress, tv presenter and producer, born to andra (c) efira professor of medicine.

  • Tyrone Power
    Tyrone Power

    American actor of third generation.

  • Lance Henriksen
    Lance Henriksen

    Lance henriksen is an american actor known for his roles in popular films such as 'aliens' and 'the terminator'.

  • Will Arnett
    Will Arnett

    Will arnett is a canadian-american actor and comedian known for his roles in arrested development and bojack horseman.

  • Craig David
    Craig David

    Craig david is a british pop singer known for hits like '7 days' and 'fill me in'.

  • Danielle Fishel
    Danielle Fishel

    Danielle fishel is an american actress best known for her role as topanga lawrence on the tv show boy meets world.

  • John Rhys-Davies
    John Rhys-Davies

    John rhys-davies is a welsh actor known for his roles as gimli in the lord of the rings and sallah in the indiana jones films.

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How old is someone born on May 05, 1979?


Someone born on May 05, 1979 is:

45 years and 14 days old,

or 540 months and 14 days old,

or 2350 weeks and 1 day old,

or 16451 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 05, 1979?

There are 351 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday May 5th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 05, 1979?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on May 05, 1979.

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May 05, 1979: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 05, 1979:

  • Bertie Fulton
  • Allene Ray
  • Hilda Heinemann
  • Rudolf Pfeiffer

What famous deaths happened on May 5th?

Famous deaths on May 5th:

  • John Williams
    John Williams

    English-american actor (b. 1903).

  • Jean-Claude Pascal
    Jean-Claude Pascal

    French actor (golden salamander), dies at 64.

  • Dana Wynter
    Dana Wynter

    Actress german-english (d. 2011).

  • Albert Dekker
    Albert Dekker

    Deaths from accidental suffocation at the age of 62.

  • Elisabeth Fraser
    Elisabeth Fraser

    American television, film and stage actress (born 1920).

  • Rudolf Schön

    Austrian biologist known for his research in genetics.

  • Garl Kasell

    Garl Kasell was an American radio personality and newscaster who was the official judge and scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show 'Wait...

  • Chanceler

    Key figure in the Brazilian independence movement.

  • Marri Shaw

    Renowned poet known for her evocative and emotional verses.

  • Mihail Botvinnik

    Mihail Botvinnik was a Soviet chess grandmaster and three-time world chess champion.

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May 05, 1979: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 05, 1979:

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
  • New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
  • Albania: Martyrs' Day.
  • Great Martyr Irene
  • Roly Poly of Georgia.
  • Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).

Observances on May 05, 1979:

  • Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon
  • World Portuguese Language Day [UNESCO]

Saints celebrated on May 05, 1979:

  • Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
  • Saint Angelus of Jerusalem (d. 1222)
  • Saint Britto
  • Saint Gerontius (d. 472)
  • Saint Godehart (d. 1038)
  • Saint Nicetius
  • Saint Hilary of Arles (d. 449)
  • Saint Pius V (1505-1572)
  • Saint Jutta of Kulmsee, aka Saint Jutta of Sangerhausen or Saint Judith of Prussia (d. 1260)
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May 05, 1979: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 05, 1979 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week April 30th and May 6th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


May 05, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 05, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb, according to the music chart for the week April 30th and May 6th.

May 05, 1979: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 05, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week April 30th and May 6th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Reunited
  2. - Heart Of Glass
  3. - Music Box Dancer
  4. - Knock On Wood
  5. - Stumblin' In

May 05, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on May 05, 1979 was Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, according to the music chart for the week April 30th and May 6th.

May 05, 1979: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on May 05, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week April 30th and May 6th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Bright Eyes
  2. - Pop Muzik
  3. - Sunday Girl
  4. - Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday
  5. - Dance Away

May 05, 1979: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 05, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb, according to the R&B music chart for the week April 30th and May 6th.

May 05, 1979: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 05, 1979 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week April 30th and May 6th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Reunited
  2. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
  3. - Love Ballad
  4. - Hot Number
  5. - You Can't Change That

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May 05, 1979: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 05, 1979 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Winter Kills

Release year: 1979

Directed by: William Richert

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

Noorie

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Manmohan Krishna

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

Ernesto

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Michele Placido, Renato Salvatori, Virna Lisi, Lara Wendel, Turi Ferro, Gisela Hahn, Concha Velasco, Martin Halm, Miranda Nocelli, Francisco Marsò

Country: Italy

Killer Nun

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Giulio Berruti

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

The Swap

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Jordan Leondopoulos

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

May 05, 1979: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 05, 1979 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Release year: 1979

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Release year: 1979

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

May 05, 1979: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 05, 1979 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Ghost Story

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Not every sin is unpunished in life. GHOST STORY Four aging men from Milburn, New York were convicted of a crime they committed in their youth.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

By:

The Matarese are an international group of criminals that will in no time take over the world. Two rival spies are able to stop them: Talaniekov and Scofield, CIA.

Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

By:

Imagine if WWII turned the other direction. Deighton creates an alternate history novel that depicts a world in which the British Command gave up to the Nazis in World War II. Churchill was killed, and the King had been murdered.

Evergreen by Belva Plain

Evergreen

By:

Anna Friedman is a modern classic of passion, ambition and determination that forever changed how we view the brave immigrants who arrived on American shores. The story of Anna Friedman captures the turbulent emotions of the people.

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

By:

To set the record straight: The Break-in and Tapes, Conspirators, and the Pardon by Sirica John J.

May 05, 1979: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 05, 1979 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

history

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 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about May 5th?

May 5th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 5th day of the month of May. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on May 5th, such as:

  • 2019 - Gaza-israel clashes (may 2019, iran-israel proxy conflict: hamas, iran-israel proxy conflict. hamas and other militants in the gaza strip fire hundreds upon israel. two israeli civilians were killed in ashkelon and another in ashdod. at least 23 palestinians were killed in retaliatory israeli strikes against gaza, including a hamas senior commander.
  • 2018 - Six palestinians are killed in an explosion at deir al-balah (gaza), hamas and israel defense forces deny responsibility for the explosion and each blame the other.
  • 2017 - Syria civil war: russia and turkey agree to create four "safe zones" in syria. all military aircraft, including those from turkey, russia, and the united states, will be prohibited from flying over these areas. (reuters) (fox news). the long-awaited safe zones were welcomed by the united nations, but they have been rejected both by the kurdish pyd and syrian rebels.

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What happened in 1979?

1979 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

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What was the calendar for May 1979?

May 1979 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with May being the 5th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how May 1979 calendar looked like.

Saturday May 5, 1979