Tuesday April 17, 1979

US date format: 4/17/1979, UK date format: 17/4/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see zodiac on April 17, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lucila Solá and Tate Ellington. In that special week of April people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1979, at April 17 across the years or at April 1979 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Events

  • Schoolchildren in the Central African Empire are arrested (and around 100 killed) for protesting against compulsory school uniforms. An African judicial commission later determines that Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa quotalmost certainlyquot took part in the massacre.

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Movies

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

Hair

Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Country: United States of America

A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

By:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

Manhattan by Neal Travis

Manhattan

By:

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Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By:

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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.

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

By:

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

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

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 17, 1979?

On April 17, 1979 several famous people were born including, Lucila Solá, Tate Ellington, Ken Duken.

What was the number one song in April 17, 1979?

The number one song in the week of April 17, 1979 was Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on April 17, 1979?

The top hits on April 17, 1979 were Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Heart Of Glass by Blondie in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.


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