Sunday March 11, 1979

US date format: 3/11/1979, UK date format: 11/3/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 11, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Benji Madden and Elton Brand. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Hair, directed by Milos Forman, 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 Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Deep Scan.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Zambia - Youth Day.
  • Saint Rosina
  • Saint Alberta
  • Saint Vindician
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Events

  • Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game.
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Hair

Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Country: United States of America

From Hell to Victory

From Hell to Victory

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey

The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

Immoral Women

Immoral Women

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guétary

Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

TV Series

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

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Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 11

If March 11, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 11 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.

American Caesar by William Manchester

American Caesar

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Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Fools Die

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From the blockbuster author of The Godfather, here is the international and New York Times bestseller about the feverish world of a big-time gambler.

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions

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This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

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)

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 11, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is March 11, 1979?

On March 11, 1979 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 11, 1979?

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

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

On March 11, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on March 11, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on March 11, 1979?

On March 11, 1979 several famous people were born including, Benji Madden, Elton Brand, Joel Madden.

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

The number one song in the week of March 11, 1979 was I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in US and Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions in UK.

What were the top hits on March 11, 1979?

The top hits on March 11, 1979 were I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, Tragedy by Bee Gees in US and Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Tragedy by The Bee Gees in UK.


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