Friday November 09, 1979

US date format: 11/9/1979, UK date format: 9/11/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 9, 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 Cory Hardrict and Caroline Flack. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Heartache Tonight by Eagles. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Lunar Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
  • Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
  • Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
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Events

  • Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

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Movies

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The Rose

The Rose

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Directed by: Jerome Hellman

Starring: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon

The Great Alligator

The Great Alligator

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

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TV Series

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Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Kelly Monteith

Kelly Monteith

Days to next November 09

If November 09, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

The Old Patagonian Express

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine,

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

The Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

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.

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo


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