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What day of the week was August 08, 1979?


August 08, 1979 was a Wednesday and it was the 220th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 08, 1979 can also be written as 8/8/1979 in the US and as 8/8/1979 in UK and Europe.

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August 08, 1979: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 08, 1979:

  • Iraqi president saddam hussein executes 22 political opponents

August 08, 1979: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 08, 1979: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 8th is Leo.

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Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 08, 1979: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 08, 1979 is Goat and the associated element is Earth.

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August 08, 1979: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 08, 1979 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 08, 1979 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 08, 1979 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 97% full, rising at 08:28 pm and setting at 07:41 am.

The previous full moon was on Jul 09, 1979 while the next full moon would come on Sep 06, 1979.

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Who was born on August 08, 1979?


Famous people born on August 08, 1979:

  • Rashard Lewis

    American basketball player.

  • Paris Latsis

    Paris latsis is a greek shipping heir known for his high-profile relationships with celebrities.

  • Richard Lyons

    Northern irish racing driver.

  • Richard Harwood

    English cellist.

  • Pooja Shah

    English actress.

  • Gu?jon Valur Sigur?sson

    Icelandic handball player.

  • Dan Smith

    English musician (noisettes).

  • Eric Johnson

    Actor.

  • Guðjón Sigurðsson

    Icelandic handball player.

  • Benjamin Boyer
  • Daniel Leon «Danny» Gabbidon
  • Sam Totman
  • Jonas Tomalty
  • Keiji Yoshimura

Whose famous birthday is on August 8th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 8th:

  • Faye Wong
    Faye Wong

    Faye wong is a chinese singer and actress known for her ethereal voice and influential presence in the chinese music industry.

  • Peyton List
    Peyton List

    Peyton list is an american actress known for her roles in the disney channel series jessie and the film diary of a wimpy kid: rodrick rules.

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman

    American actor who created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history, winning two oscars, five oscar nominations and an emmy...

  • Robin Quivers
    Robin Quivers

    American radio personality, author, and co-host of howard sternaeur (tm), the nationally syndicated radio show and cable tv show.

  • Esther Williams
    Esther Williams

    American actress and swimmer, who became a swimming champion and became a leading lady in aquatic extravaganzas during the '50s, '60s and...

  • Keith Carradine
    Keith Carradine

    American actor from a theatre family.

  • Rory Calhoun
    Rory Calhoun

    American actor, who has appeared in feature films since 1944, such as "river of no return" (black spurs) and "river of no return".

  • Roger Penrose
    Roger Penrose

    Mathematician and english physicist.

  • Katie Leung
    Katie Leung

    Katie Leung is a Scottish actress best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series.

  • Rena Mero
    Rena Mero

    American wrestler.

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How old is someone born on August 08, 1979?


Someone born on August 08, 1979 is:

44 years 9 months old,

or 537 months and 11 days old,

or 2336 weeks and 4 days old,

or 16356 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 08, 1979?

There are 81 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday August 8th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 08, 1979?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on August 08, 1979.

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August 08, 1979: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 08, 1979:

  • Nicholas Monsarrat

    English lieutenant and author (b. 1910).

  • Feodor Lynen

What famous deaths happened on August 8th?

Famous deaths on August 8th:

  • Louise Brooks
    Louise Brooks

    Iconic silent film actress known for her bob haircut and roles in Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl.

  • Patricia Neal
    Patricia Neal

    American actress, who became a broadway star in her broadway debut in 1945.

  • Olivia Newton-John
    Olivia Newton-John

    An american singer, born in australia.

  • Karen Black
    Karen Black

    American actress, who was ten years old when she had her first stage experience.

  • Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell

    American country and western singer, recording artist, and actor in tv and film.

  • Barbara Bel Geddes
    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Nyc, new york -- actress.

  • Fay Wray
    Fay Wray

    Fay Wray was a renowned actress best known for her role in the classic film 'King Kong'.

  • Richard Deacon
    Richard Deacon

    American actor and singer (d.1984).

  • Alan Napier
    Alan Napier

    American actor, alfred the butler on batman, at 85 years old (born 1903).

  • Ilse Werner
    Ilse Werner

    Actress and singer from the netherlands, german (d. 2005).

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August 08, 1979: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 08, 1979:

  • 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
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
  • St. Largus
  • St. Cyriacus
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August 08, 1979: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 08, 1979 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 6th and August 12th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 08, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 08, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer, according to the music chart for the week August 6th and August 12th.

August 08, 1979: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 08, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 6th and August 12th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Bad Girls
  2. - Good Times
  3. - The Main Event & Fight
  4. - My Sharona
  5. - Gold

August 08, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on August 08, 1979 was I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, according to the music chart for the week August 6th and August 12th.

August 08, 1979: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on August 08, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 6th and August 12th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - I Don't Like Mondays
  2. - We Don't Talk Anymore
  3. - Angeleyes / Voulez Vous
  4. - Can't Stand Losing You
  5. - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)

August 08, 1979: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 08, 1979 was Good Times by Chic, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 6th and August 12th.

August 08, 1979: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 08, 1979 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week August 6th and August 12th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Good Times
  2. - Turn Off The Lights
  3. - Bad Girls
  4. - After The Love Has Gone
  5. - Chase Me

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August 08, 1979: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 08, 1979 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Life of Brian

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

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

Country: United States of America

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

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

Ernesto

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Michele Placido, Renato Salvatori, Virna Lisi, Lara Wendel, Turi Ferro, Gisela Hahn, Concha Velasco, Martin Halm, Miranda Nocelli, Francisco Marsò

Country: Italy

Americathon

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Neal Israel

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

Org

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Jean-Luc Godard, Glauber Rocha, Roberto Rossellini, Lidija Juracik, Julio García Espinosa, Herbert Marcuse, Nolika Pareda, Francesco Di Giacomo (II), Jonas Mekas, Isaac Twen Obu, Pietro Santalamazza

Country: Italy

August 08, 1979: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 08, 1979 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Ride on Stranger

Release year: 1979

Jigsaw

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Release year: 1979

Thundercloud

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Talon Clemow

August 08, 1979: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on August 08, 1979 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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The Matarese are an international group of criminals that will in no time take over the world. Two rival spies are able to stop them: Talaniekov and Scofield, CIA.

The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy

The Vicar Of Christ

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The 35th Anniversary Edition of The New York Times Bestseller features a new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito, U.S.

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman

By:

A WOMAN'S POINT OF DECISIONMARY Farr Morgan seemed to have it all: a handsome husband and a brilliant career. She also had great looks and was full of vitality. Only she could see her hunger for a man who could …

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

By:

James A. Michener, a classic novelist, brings his epic legacy to bear on America's Eastern Shore's four-hundred year-old saga, from its Native American roots through the present.

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

By:

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

August 08, 1979: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 08, 1979 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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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 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about August 8th?

August 8th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 8th day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 8th, such as:

  • 2018 - Academy awards: academy of motion picture arts and sciences announces changes to the oscars. this includes a shorter ceremony and a category called "most popular film".
  • 2017 - Battle of marawi. the pentagon is looking into conducting airstrikes on marawi. if approved, this would allow the united states to send troops into the area to fight the isis-affiliated maute and other islamist terror groups. later, a spokesperson denied the claims and clarified that the philippines had not requested such an airstrike.
  • 2016 - 2016 ethiopian protests. more than 50 protesters were killed by ethiopian security force forces in the past few days. the government blocked internet access and restricted journalistic access to the country.

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What happened in 1979?

1979 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

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What was the calendar for August 1979?

August 1979 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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