Saturday September 15, 1979

US date format: 9/15/1979, UK date format: 15/9/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Amy Davidson and Dave Annable. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Aim for the Ace!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
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Events

  • Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)

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Movies

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Heartland

Heartland

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Starring: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Scum

Scum

Directed by: Alan Clarke

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

Yanks

Yanks

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Time After Time

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

Star Blazers

Star Blazers

Directed by: Leiji Matsumoto

Starring: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Country: Japan

Days to next September 15

If September 15, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 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"

A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

A Woman Of Substance

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In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream―and

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

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Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Super Invader

Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 15, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is September 15, 1979?

On September 15, 1979 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 15, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 15, 1979?

On September 15, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on September 15, 1979?

On September 15, 1979 several famous people were born including, Amy Davidson, Dave Annable, Nicole Fiscella.

Which famous people died on September 15, 1979?

Famous people died on September 15, 1979 include, Tommy Leonetti.

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

The number one song in the week of September 15, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on September 15, 1979?

The top hits on September 15, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, After The Love Has Gone by Earth, Wind and Fire, The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Cars by Gary Numan, Bang Bang by BA Robertson in UK.


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