Sunday July 08, 1979

US date format: 7/8/1979, UK date format: 8/7/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Alejandro Moreno and Andre. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Breaking Away, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mallens. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Invader or Heiankyo Alien.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • Congo adopts constitution
  • Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Los Angeles passes its gay and lesbian civil rights bill.

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Movies

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Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

The Last of the Knucklemen

The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

Dracula

Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States of America

Unidentified Flying Oddball

Unidentified Flying Oddball

Directed by: Russ Mayberry

Starring: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich, Toni Kalem

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Sapphire & Steel

Sapphire & Steel

Written by:

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Shelley

Shelley

Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Ghost Story

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In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth

Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

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"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 08, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 08, 1979?

On July 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 08, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 08, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on July 08, 1979?

On July 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Alejandro Moreno, Andre, Mat McBriar.

Which famous people died on July 08, 1979?

Famous people died on July 08, 1979 include, Robert Burns Woodward, Michael Wilding.

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

The number one song in the week of July 08, 1979 was Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army in UK.

What were the top hits on July 08, 1979?

The top hits on July 08, 1979 were Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army, Silly Games by Janet Kay, I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.


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