Saturday December 08, 1979

US date format: 12/8/1979, UK date format: 8/12/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Kamini (musician) and Ingrid Michaelson. 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 The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe 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 NASL Soccer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
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Movies

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The Jerk

The Jerk

Directed by: Carl Reiner

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

Country: United States of America

Chapter Two

Chapter Two

Directed by: Robert Moore

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

1941

1941

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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

Country: United States of America

I'm for the Hippopotamus

I'm for the Hippopotamus

Directed by: Italo Zingarelli

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

Fascination

Fascination

Directed by: Jean Rollin

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

Country: United States of America

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NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Philadelphia Eagles : 24 - 17
  • Denver Broncos - Seattle Seahawks : 23 - 28
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TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

Days to next December 08

If December 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins

Anatomy Of An Illness

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

James Herriot'S Yorkshire by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Yorkshire

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James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On December 08, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 08, 1979?

On December 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 08, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on December 08, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on December 08, 1979?

On December 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Kamini (musician), Ingrid Michaelson, Raymond Lam

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

The number one song in the week of December 08, 1979 was Babe by Styx in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd in UK

What were the top hits on December 08, 1979?

The top hits on December 08, 1979 were Babe by Styx, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand, Still by Commodores in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, Walking On The Moon by The Police, I Have A Dream by Abba in UK


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