Sunday October 14, 1979

US date format: 10/14/1979, UK date format: 14/10/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Stacy Keibler and Coty Strickler. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Courage fuyons, directed by Yves Robert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutie Q or Star Raiders.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
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Events

  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
  • The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands ''an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people'', and draws 200,000 people.

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Movies

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Courage fuyons

Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

Meteor

Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Country: United States of America

When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Country: United States of America

Dracula Blows His Cool

Dracula Blows His Cool

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Gianni Garko, Betty Vergès, Bea Fiedler, Giacomo Rizzo

Sport Games on October 14, 1979

Sport Games on October 14, 1979


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Oakland Raiders : 19 - 50
  • Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 7 - 17
  • Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 24 - 10
  • Detroit Lions - Green Bay Packers : 16 - 24
  • Houston Oilers - Baltimore Colts : 28 - 16
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TV Series

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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

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Concrete Cowboys

Concrete Cowboys

Days to next October 14

If October 14, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By:

Howard J. Ruff, author, financial advisor, founder and editor of The Ruff Times Financial Newsletter. In 1975, Howard began publication of The Ruff Times, a groundbreaking financial advisory newsletter.

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

By:

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

By:

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.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

By:

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"

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

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

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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 October 14, 1979?

On October 14, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 14, 1979?

On October 14, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 14, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 14, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on October 14, 1979?

On October 14, 1979 several famous people were born including, Stacy Keibler, Coty Strickler, Liina-Grete Lilender

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

The number one song in the week of October 14, 1979 was Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK

What were the top hits on October 14, 1979?

The top hits on October 14, 1979 were Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Rise by Herb Alpert, Sad Eyes by Robert John in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK


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