Monday February 12, 1979

US date format: 2/12/1979, UK date format: 12/2/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 12, 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 Jesse Spencer and Jade Jones (singer). In that special week of February people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Apple Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1979, at February 12 across the years or at February 1979 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
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Events

  • Kosmos 1076, first Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched.
  • Prime Minister Hissène Habré starts the Battle of N'Djamena in an attempt to overthrow Chad's President Félix Malloum.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Renoir: French film director and noted family,...

Movies

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The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Country: United States of America

Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

Love on the Run

Love on the Run

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Phantasm

Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Running Blind

Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Days to next February 12

If February 12, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The Coup by John Updike

The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 12, 1979?

On February 12, 1979 several famous people were born including, Jesse Spencer, Jade Jones (singer), Richard Barnwell.

Which famous people died on February 12, 1979?

Famous people died on February 12, 1979 include, Jean Renoir.

What was the number one song in February 12, 1979?

The number one song in the week of February 12, 1979 was Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on February 12, 1979?

The top hits on February 12, 1979 were Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, Y.M.C.A. by Village People, A Little More Love by Olivia Newton-John in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Chiquitita by Abba, Woman In Love by The Three Degrees in UK.


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