Saturday October 06, 1979

US date format: 10/6/1979, UK date format: 6/10/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 6, 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 Zoé Shepard and Richard Seymour. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Aim for the Ace!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • Federal Reserve System changes from an interest rate target policy to a money supply target policy.
  • Peter Brock wins the Bathurst 1000 by a record 6 laps, with a lap record on the last lap.
  • Lesotho recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
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Movies

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The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Country: United States of America

When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Country: United States of America

Dracula Blows His Cool

Dracula Blows His Cool

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Gianni Garko, Betty Vergès, Bea Fiedler, Giacomo Rizzo

Starting Over

Starting Over

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning

10

10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

Days to next October 06

If October 06, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

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

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Temple of Apshai

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 06, 1979?

On October 06, 1979 several famous people were born including, Zoé Shepard, David Di Tommaso, Richard Seymour.

Which famous people died on October 06, 1979?

Famous people died on October 06, 1979 include, Elizabeth Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop.

What was the number one song in October 06, 1979?

The number one song in the week of October 06, 1979 was Sad Eyes by Robert John in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.

What were the top hits on October 06, 1979?

The top hits on October 06, 1979 were Sad Eyes by Robert John, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.


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