Friday April 13, 1979

US date format: 4/13/1979, UK date format: 13/4/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 13, 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 Baron Davis and Meghann Shaughnessy. In that special week of April people in US were listening to What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud 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 Cosmic Guerilla or NASL Soccer.
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Historical Events

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  • Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.
  • Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda.
  • Christian Turks occupy Saint Jansbasiliek.
  • The La Soufrière volcano erupts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Movies

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Evictors

The Evictors

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon

Mad Max

Mad Max

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Country: United States of America

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn

A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

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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

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

Days to next April 13

If April 13, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud

Dubin'S Lives

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With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

A Walk Across America

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Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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.

The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Sixth Commandment

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Temple of Apshai

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 13, 1979?

On April 13, 1979 several famous people were born including, Baron Davis, Meghann Shaughnessy, Gréta Arn.

What was the number one song in April 13, 1979?

The number one song in the week of April 13, 1979 was What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on April 13, 1979?

The top hits on April 13, 1979 were What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.


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