Wednesday August 15, 1979

US date format: 8/15/1979, UK date format: 15/8/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Andy Signore and Jacki Lynn. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Good Times by Chic. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Kaala Patthar, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Galaxy Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • Andrew Young resigns as United Nations ambassador.

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Movies

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Kaala Patthar

Kaala Patthar

Directed by: Yash Chopra

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

Fish Hawk

Fish Hawk

Directed by: Donald Shebib

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

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

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

Country: United States of America

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

Doing Time

Doing Time

Directed by: Dick Clement

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

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TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

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First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.

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 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 15, 1979?

On August 15, 1979 several famous people were born including, Andy Signore, Jacki Lynn, Tong Jian.

What was the number one song in August 15, 1979?

The number one song in the week of August 15, 1979 was Good Times by Chic in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.

What were the top hits on August 15, 1979?

The top hits on August 15, 1979 were Good Times by Chic, My Sharona by The Knack, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.


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