Wednesday July 11, 1979

US date format: 7/11/1979, UK date format: 11/7/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Eric Abidal and Jax Taylor. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Khandaan, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Apple Trek.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates
  • American Skylab space station enters the atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates.
  • America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
  • Kiribati declares independence from the United Kingdom.
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Movies

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Khandaan

Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

The Villain

The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States of America

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

TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 11, 1979?

On July 11, 1979 several famous people were born including, Eric Abidal, Jax Taylor, Raio Piiroja.

Which famous people died on July 11, 1979?

Famous people died on July 11, 1979 include, Claude Wagner.

What was the number one song in July 11, 1979?

The number one song in the week of July 11, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army in UK.

What were the top hits on July 11, 1979?

The top hits on July 11, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, 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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