Thursday October 11, 1979

US date format: 10/11/1979, UK date format: 11/10/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Larusso (singer) and Gabe Saporta. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Courage fuyons, directed by Yves Robert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Heiankyo Alien.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Most Happy Fella opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing the CAT scan.

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Movies

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Courage fuyons

Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

Meteor

Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Country: United States of America

When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Country: United States of America

Dracula Blows His Cool

Dracula Blows His Cool

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Gianni Garko, Betty Vergès, Bea Fiedler, Giacomo Rizzo

TV Series

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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

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

Days to next October 11

If October 11, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 days.
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Books

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

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Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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)

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 11, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 11, 1979?

On October 11, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 11, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 11, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on October 11, 1979?

On October 11, 1979 several famous people were born including, Larusso (singer), Gabe Saporta, Matt Felker.

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

The number one song in the week of October 11, 1979 was Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.

What were the top hits on October 11, 1979?

The top hits on October 11, 1979 were Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Rise by Herb Alpert, Sad Eyes by Robert John in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.


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