Saturday September 08, 1979

US date format: 9/8/1979, UK date format: 8/9/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Pink (singer) and Peter Leko. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Scum, directed by Alan Clarke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Head On or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
  • México recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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Scum

Scum

Directed by: Alan Clarke

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

Yanks

Yanks

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Time After Time

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States of America

The Onion Field

The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Days to next September 08

If September 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

A Woman Of Substance

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In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is September 08, 1979?

On September 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 08, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 08, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on September 08, 1979?

On September 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Pink (singer), Peter Leko, Pink .

Which famous people died on September 08, 1979?

Famous people died on September 08, 1979 include, Jean Seberg.

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

The number one song in the week of September 08, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on September 08, 1979?

The top hits on September 08, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Good Times by Chic, After The Love Has Gone by Earth, Wind and Fire in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Cars by Gary Numan, Bang Bang by BA Robertson in UK.


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