Friday September 07, 1979

US date format: 9/7/1979, UK date format: 7/9/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 7, 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 Nathan Hindmarsh and Peter Hochschorner. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Scum, directed by Alan Clarke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Alien Attack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see September 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Brazil - Independence day (from Portugal, 1822)
  • Mozambique - Victory Day
  • RC Saints - Saint Regina; Saint Evurtius (Heortius), St. Cloud (Clodoald)

Events

  • Five-day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
  • The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
  • The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.
  • In the USA, the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN, broadcasts for the first time.

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Movies

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Scum

Scum

Directed by: Alan Clarke

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

Yanks

Yanks

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Time After Time

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States of America

The Onion Field

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

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 Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Days to next September 07

If September 07, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

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

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

A Woman Of Substance

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In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco


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