Wednesday November 14, 1979

US date format: 11/14/1979, UK date format: 14/11/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 14, 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 Olga Kurylenko and Mavie Hörbiger. 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. Last Hurrah for Chivalry, directed by John Woo, 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 Anna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Attack or Star Raiders.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • India - Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children's Day
  • United States - National Children's Book Week begins
  • Roman festivals - Equorum Probatio

Events

  • Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.

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Movies

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Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Last Hurrah for Chivalry

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Pai Wei, Damian Lau, Kong Lau, Chiu-Hua Wei

The Rose

The Rose

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Directed by: Jerome Hellman

Starring: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon

The Great Alligator

The Great Alligator

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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

The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game

The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game

Days to next November 14

If November 14, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space.

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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"

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 14, 1979?

On November 14, 1979 several famous people were born including, Olga Kurylenko, Mavie Hörbiger, Tobin Esperance.

What was the number one song in November 14, 1979?

The number one song in the week of November 14, 1979 was Still by Commodores in US and When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook in UK.

What were the top hits on November 14, 1979?

The top hits on November 14, 1979 were Still by Commodores, Dim All The Lights by Donna Summer, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand in US and When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in UK.


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