Friday December 07, 1979

US date format: 12/7/1979, UK date format: 7/12/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 7, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Carpenter and Sara Bareilles. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutie Q or Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Jerk

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Country: United States of America

Chapter Two

Directed by: Robert Moore

Starring: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper


Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Country: United States of America

I'm for the Hippopotamus

Directed by: Italo Zingarelli

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner, May Dlamini


Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 07, 1979?


  • United States - Pearl Harbor Day (observance)
  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ambrose: Memorial

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Lord Schmetterhemd


Directed by: Diogo M Borges


Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Der Millionenbauer

Working Stiffs

Directed by: Createspace

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Memories Of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.”

The Old Patagonian Express

By: Paul Theroux

Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine,

The Formula

By: Steve Shagan

A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the


By: Frank McDonald

Provenance is a fascinating adventure through the international art world, a world where artists and collectors hide behind masterpieces, and sell their souls to the highest bidder.

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By: Howard J. Ruff

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: TRS-80

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

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

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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