Monday 12 November 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Crown J and Cote de Pablo.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Still by Commodores.
In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits.
Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Speed Freak or Cutie Q.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Crown J: South Korean hip hop singer and rapper.
- Cote de Pablo: Chilean actress.
- Matt Cappotelli: American professional wrestler.
- Lucas Glover: American professional golfer.
- Corey Maggette: American basketball player and sportscaster.
- Matt Stevic: Australian footballer and umpire
- Dimitri Tiompkin: Composer, dies at 85.
- President Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
- US halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets.
- Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal.
- Iran hostage crisis: in response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
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