Sunday April 08, 1979

US date format: 4/8/1979, UK date format: 8/4/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 8, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Alexi Laiho and Jeremy Guthrie. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk 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 4-Player Bowling Alley or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).

Events

  • Carmelina opens at St. James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 204th and final episode of All in the Family
  • 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post.

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Movies

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Mad Max

Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Country: United States of America

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn

A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

The Champ

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

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

You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Days to next April 08

If April 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch

The Culture Of Narcissism

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco


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