Saturday May 12, 1979

US date format: 5/12/1979, UK date format: 12/5/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 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 Aaron Yoo and Callum Chambers. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Ss-Gb by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Trek-80 or Basic Programming.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Movies

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Country: United States of America

The Third Generation

The Third Generation

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Winter Kills

Winter Kills

Directed by: William Richert

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Hissatsu shigotonin

Hissatsu shigotonin

Sunday Spectrum

Sunday Spectrum

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

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 …

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 12, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 12, 1979?

On May 12, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 12, 1979?

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

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

On May 12, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 12, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on May 12, 1979?

On May 12, 1979 several famous people were born including, Aaron Yoo, Erdinc Sacan, Callum Chambers.

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

The number one song in the week of May 12, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on May 12, 1979?

The top hits on May 12, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.


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