Tuesday May 08, 1979

US date format: 5/8/1979, UK date format: 8/5/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Jayna Cronin in Geneva and Ole Vågan. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Ss-Gb by Len Deighton 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 Aim for the Ace! or Star Raiders.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
  • The Woolworth's store in Manchester city centre in England is seriously damaged by fire 10 shoppers die.
  • A Unabomber bomb injures Northwestern University graduate student John Harris.
  • Laos recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Country: United States of America

The Third Generation

The Third Generation

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Winter Kills

Winter Kills

Directed by: William Richert

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

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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

Hissatsu shigotonin

Hissatsu shigotonin

Sunday Spectrum

Sunday Spectrum

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 08, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1979?

On May 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1979?

On May 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Jayna Cronin in Geneva, Ole Vågan.

Which famous people died on May 08, 1979?

Famous people died on May 08, 1979 include, Talcott Parsons.

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

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on May 08, 1979?

The top hits on May 08, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.


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