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What day of the week was August 15, 1979?


August 15, 1979 was a Wednesday and it was the 227th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 15, 1979 can also be written as 8/15/1979 in the US and as 15/8/1979 in UK and Europe.

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August 15, 1979: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 15, 1979:

  • Andrew young resigns as united nations ambassador.

August 15, 1979: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 15, 1979: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 15th is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 15, 1979: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 15, 1979 is Goat and the associated element is Earth.

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August 15, 1979: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 15, 1979 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 15, 1979 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 15, 1979 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 29% full, rising at 12:14 am and setting at 03:28 pm.

The previous full moon was on Aug 08, 1979 while the next full moon would come on Sep 06, 1979.

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Who was born on August 15, 1979?


Famous people born on August 15, 1979:

  • Jakita Thomas

    Co-founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Sanuel Moore

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Sharmel May

    Professional boxer known for her powerful punches and defensive skills.

  • Casha Hawley

    Bestselling author known for her captivating mystery novels.

  • Tyner Brenneman

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Vivyan Tan

    Co-founder of PopSockets, a popular phone accessory company.

  • Serrena Leshner

    Co-founder of the popular dating app Bumble.

  • Tanishi Nagarkar

    Renowned contemporary artist known for vibrant abstract paintings.

  • Marissah Klein

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Desirre Kuo

    Co-founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Karesha Burcham

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Nayali Chavez-Duenas

    Renowned author known for her impactful storytelling.

  • Mizraim Esquilin

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Arshawn Rastegar

    Successful real estate investor known for his innovative strategies.

  • Jaliza Aarons

    Award-winning investigative journalist known for her in-depth reporting on social issues.

  • Reginna Yeung

    Founder of a successful tech startup.

  • Lachina Draper

    Founder of Lachina Creative, a successful marketing agency.

  • Marquin Campbell

    Founder of the popular clothing brand FUBU.

  • Sharonlee Tse

    Renowned actress known for her versatile roles in film and television.

  • Quamel Singleton

    Renowned poet known for his powerful verses on social issues.

Whose famous birthday is on August 15th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 15th:

  • Jennifer Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence

    Academy Award-winning actress known for her roles in films like The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and X-Men: First Class.

  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck

    American actor.

  • Debra Messing
    Debra Messing

    Debra Messing is an American actress best known for her role as Grace Adler on the TV series 'Will & Grace.

  • Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson

    Anthony anderson is an american actor and comedian known for his roles in tv shows like 'black-ish' and films like 'kangaroo jack'.

  • Nino Ferrer
    Nino Ferrer

    Pop music songwriter and singer from italy.

  • Julia Child
    Julia Child

    American chef and author of more than nine cookbooks.

  • Stieg Larsson
    Stieg Larsson

    Swedish journalist and writer.

  • Mike Connors
    Mike Connors

    Touch connors, an american actor, was first seen on screen in 1953.

  • Zeljko Ivanek
    Zeljko Ivanek

    Lujubljana, yugoslavia -- actor (mass appeal).

  • Wendy Hiller
    Wendy Hiller

    England, united kingdom -- actresses (major barbara and david copperfield).

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How old is someone born on August 15, 1979?


Someone born on August 15, 1979 is:

44 years 9 months old,

or 537 months and 4 days old,

or 2335 weeks and 4 days old,

or 16349 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 15, 1979?

There are 88 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday August 15th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 15, 1979?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on August 15, 1979.

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August 15, 1979: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 15, 1979:

  • Pierre Ganne
  • Paul Bouque

What famous deaths happened on August 15th?

Famous deaths on August 15th:

  • Jan Kiepura
    Jan Kiepura

    Sosnowiec (poland) -- vocalist / actor ("her wonderful lie").

  • August Schellenberg
    August Schellenberg

    Canadian-american actor (d. 2013.

  • Paul Lukas
    Paul Lukas

    Actor kim, berlin express, dies at 76 from heart failure.

  • Lavante Dubois

    Lavante Dubois was a renowned mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of abstract algebra and number theory.

  • Mckenleigh Avery

    Mckenleigh Avery was a renowned author known for their thought-provoking and critically acclaimed works of fiction.

  • Lancer Sharma

    Lancer Sharma was a renowned mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of number theory.

  • Jyron Fitzgerald

    Jyron Fitzgerald was a celebrated biographer known for his insightful and meticulously researched works on influential figures in history.

  • Elfida Vargas

    Elfida Vargas was a renowned Colombian poet whose work explored themes of love, nature, and social justice.

  • Rahi Masoom Reza

    Renowned Indian novelist and screenwriter known for his works depicting the social and political landscape of India.

  • Severus Levy

    Famous for his abstract sculptures that challenge traditional forms.

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August 15, 1979: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 15, 1979:

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
  • Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
  • India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
  • Korea ? Liberation Day
  • Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
  • Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
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August 15, 1979: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 15, 1979 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 13th and August 19th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 15, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 15, 1979 was Good Times by Chic, according to the music chart for the week August 13th and August 19th.

August 15, 1979: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 15, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 13th and August 19th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Good Times
  2. - My Sharona
  3. - The Main Event & Fight
  4. - Bad Girls
  5. - After The Love Has Gone

August 15, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on August 15, 1979 was I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, according to the music chart for the week August 13th and August 19th.

August 15, 1979: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on August 15, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 13th and August 19th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - I Don't Like Mondays
  2. - We Don't Talk Anymore
  3. - Angeleyes / Voulez Vous
  4. - Can't Stand Losing You
  5. - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)

August 15, 1979: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 15, 1979 was Good Times by Chic, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 13th and August 19th.

August 15, 1979: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 15, 1979 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week August 13th and August 19th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Good Times
  2. - Turn Off The Lights
  3. - After The Love Has Gone
  4. - Bad Girls
  5. - Chase Me

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August 15, 1979: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 15, 1979 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Kaala Patthar

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Fish Hawk

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Donald Shebib

Starring: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

Ernesto

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Michele Placido, Renato Salvatori, Virna Lisi, Lara Wendel, Turi Ferro, Gisela Hahn, Concha Velasco, Martin Halm, Miranda Nocelli, Francisco Marsò

Country: Italy

Org

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Jean-Luc Godard, Glauber Rocha, Roberto Rossellini, Lidija Juracik, Julio García Espinosa, Herbert Marcuse, Nolika Pareda, Francesco Di Giacomo (II), Jonas Mekas, Isaac Twen Obu, Pietro Santalamazza

Country: Italy

Life of Brian

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

August 15, 1979: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 15, 1979 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Ride on Stranger

Release year: 1979

Jigsaw

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Release year: 1979

Thundercloud

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Talon Clemow

August 15, 1979: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on August 15, 1979 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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James A. Michener, a classic novelist, brings his epic legacy to bear on America's Eastern Shore's four-hundred year-old saga, from its Native American roots through the present.

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

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The White Album was first published in 1979. It records the turmoil and aftermaths that took place in the 1960s. The White Album examines key figures and trends from the era, including Charles Manson and the Black Panthers.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

By:

First edition.

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

By:

The Matarese are an international group of criminals that will in no time take over the world. Two rival spies are able to stop them: Talaniekov and Scofield, CIA.

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke

A Necessary Woman

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A WOMAN'S POINT OF DECISIONMARY Farr Morgan seemed to have it all: a handsome husband and a brilliant career. She also had great looks and was full of vitality. Only she could see her hunger for a man who could …

August 15, 1979: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 15, 1979 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

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Who was the US President on August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about August 15th?

August 15th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 15th day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 15th, such as:

  • 2018 - War in afghanistan: a suicide bomber attack on a kabul education center left at least 48 people dead, mostly students. the taliban denies any involvement. (bbc). two units of afghan security forces were attacked by the taliban in baghlan-e-markazi district of baghlan province. the attack resulted in the deaths of at least 39 soldiers as well as police officers.
  • 2017 - Boko haram insurgency, three suicide bombers kill 27 and injure 83 people near maiduguri (nigeria).
  • 2016 - At least 11 people were killed in an airstrike by the saudi-led coalition that struck a northern yemen hospital run by medecins sans frontieres.

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What happened in 1979?

1979 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

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What was the calendar for August 1979?

August 1979 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how August 1979 calendar looked like.

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