Wednesday August 08, 1979

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

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 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 Paris Latsis and Benjamin Boyer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, 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 Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Lunar Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

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Movies

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Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

Doing Time

Doing Time

Directed by: Dick Clement

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

Americathon

Americathon

Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 7 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

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman

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A WOMAN’S VOYAGE OF DECISIONMary Farr Morgan seemingly had everything—a handsome husband, a brilliant career, good looks, superb vitality. Only she knew of her aching hunger—for a man who could make

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

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

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 08, 1979?

On August 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Paris Latsis, Benjamin Boyer, Rashard Lewis.

Which famous people died on August 08, 1979?

Famous people died on August 08, 1979 include, Nicholas Monsarrat.

What was the number one song in August 08, 1979?

The number one song in the week of August 08, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.

What were the top hits on August 08, 1979?

The top hits on August 08, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.


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