Sunday July 15, 1979

US date format: 7/15/1979, UK date format: 15/7/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Travis Fimmel and Ophélie Fontana. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Khandaan, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sheriff or Armor Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
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Events

  • Morarji Desai resigns as Premier of India
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his so-called ''malaise'' speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as ''this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation'' but in which he never uses the word malaise

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Movies

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Khandaan

Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

The Villain

The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States of America

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

The Last of the Knucklemen

The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

Dracula

Dracula

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Country: United States of America

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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 July 15

If July 15, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

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

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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