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What day of the week was January 17, 1979?


January 17, 1979 was a Wednesday and it was the 17th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 17, 1979 can also be written as 1/17/1979 in the US and as 17/1/1979 in UK and Europe.

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January 17, 1979: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on January 17, 1979:

  • Shah mohammad reza pahlavi flees iran

January 17, 1979: What were the magazines covers that day?

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January 17, 1979: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 17th is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and who should a Capricorn marry.

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius.

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January 17, 1979: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 17, 1979 is Goat and the associated element is Earth.

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January 17, 1979: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on January 17, 1979 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 17, 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 January 17, 1979 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 76% full, rising at 09:14 pm and setting at 09:58 am.

The previous full moon was on Jan 13, 1979 while the next full moon would come on Feb 12, 1979.

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Who was born on January 17, 1979?


Famous people born on January 17, 1979:

  • David Blue

    Rocker dies at 41 while jogging through greenwich village.

  • Nafissatou Diallo

    Nafissatou diallo is known for being a hotel housekeeper who accused dominique strauss-kahn, the head of the international monetary fund, of...

  • Zoey Bartlet

    Fictional character from the TV show The West Wing.

  • Jeb Terry

    Jeb Terry was a professional American football player who played as an offensive guard.

  • Oleh Lisohor

    Ukrainian swimmer.

  • Micaela Ramazzotti
    Micaela Ramazzotti
  • Sharon Chan
  • Marlon Martínez
  • Takafumi Nishitani
  • Ol'ha Poljakova
  • Francesco Pratali
  • Asbjørn Sennels
  • Chase Stevens
  • Masae Ueno
  • Stefano Carozzo
  • Samantha Reeves
  • Ricardo Cabanas
  • Marco Carvalho

Whose famous birthday is on January 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 17th:

  • Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama

    Barack obama, a noted american lawyer and spouse to the democratic party nominee for president 2008, is a well-known american lawyer.

  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones

    James earl jones is an american actor known for his deep voice and iconic roles in movies such as darth vader in star wars and mufasa in the...

  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey

    Versatile comedic actor known for his roles in movies like 'Ace Ventura' and 'The Truman Show.

  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt

    Eartha kitt was a renowned pop singer and actress known for her sultry voice and captivating performances, gaining fame for her hit songs...

  • Françoise Hardy
    Françoise Hardy

    French actress and chanson singer, most prominently in german films.

  • Shabba Ranks
    Shabba Ranks

    Shabba ranks is a jamaican singer known for popularizing dancehall music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  • Zooey Deschanel
    Zooey Deschanel

    American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress.

  • Betty White
    Betty White

    American actress.

  • Sylvie Testud
    Sylvie Testud

    French actress, writer, director, and amateur painter.

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How old is someone born on January 17, 1979?


Someone born on January 17, 1979 is:

45 years 4 months old,

or 544 months and 2 days old,

or 2365 weeks and 4 days old,

or 16559 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 17, 1979?

There are 243 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday January 17th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 17, 1979?

You belong to the Xennial Generation if you were born on January 17, 1979.

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January 17, 1979: What famous people died on that day?


What famous deaths happened on January 17th?

Famous deaths on January 17th:

  • Virginia Mayo
    Virginia Mayo

    An American film actress who was a major box office draw in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Richard Crenna
    Richard Crenna

    American actor.

  • Evelyn Nesbit
    Evelyn Nesbit

    Evelyn Nesbit was a popular American model and actress in the early 20th century.

  • Barbara Britton
    Barbara Britton

    Actress (pamela north-mrs north), dies at the age of 59.

  • Derek Fowlds
    Derek Fowlds

    British actor (b.1937).

  • Suchitra Sen
    Suchitra Sen

    Actress from bangladeshi-indian (d. 2014.

  • Faten Hamama
    Faten Hamama

    Egyptian actress and producer (b. 1931).

  • Wana Lumumba

    Wana Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who served as a member of the U.S.

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January 17, 1979: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on January 17, 1979:

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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January 17, 1979: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on January 17, 1979 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week January 15th and January 21st. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


January 17, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on January 17, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic, according to the music chart for the week January 15th and January 21st.

January 17, 1979: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on January 17, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week January 15th and January 21st. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Le Freak
  2. - Too Much Heaven
  3. - My Life
  4. - Y.M.C.A.
  5. - Hold The Line

January 17, 1979: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on January 17, 1979 was YMCA by The Village People, according to the music chart for the week January 15th and January 21st.

January 17, 1979: What was the music chart in the UK on that day?

The music chart in the UK on January 17, 1979 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week January 15th and January 21st. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - YMCA
  2. - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  3. - Lay Your Love On Me
  4. - September
  5. - A Little More Love

January 17, 1979: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on January 17, 1979 was Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) by Parliament, according to the R&B music chart for the week January 15th and January 21st.

January 17, 1979: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on January 17, 1979 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week January 15th and January 21st. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
  2. - September
  3. - Get Down
  4. - I'm So Into You
  5. - Got To Be Real

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January 17, 1979: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on January 17, 1979 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Love on the Run

Release year: 1979

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

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

Search and Destroy

Release year: 1979

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow, George Kennedy

Screams of a Winter Night

Release year: 1979

Directed by: James L. Wilson

Starring: Matt Borel, Gil Glasgow, Patrick Byers, Mary Agen Cox

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

January 17, 1979: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on January 17, 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:

Turnabout

Release year: 1979

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Release year: 1979

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Matador

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Erik Balling

Starring: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

Country: Denmark

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Release year: 1978

A Woman Called Moses

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

January 17, 1979: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on January 17, 1979 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self-help: Covers all topics: social, sexual, and medical. Vol. Vol.

Wanderings by Chaim Potok

Wanderings

By:

This fascinating four-mile-long history of Jews is told by Chaim Potok, a master novelist. Exposing the richness of Jewish life, it recreates great historical events.

Evergreen by Belva Plain

Evergreen

By:

Anna Friedman is a modern classic of passion, ambition and determination that forever changed how we view the brave immigrants who arrived on American shores. The story of Anna Friedman captures the turbulent emotions of the people.

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

By:

This collector's edition celebrates the 35th anniversary celebrations of Gnomes, a delightful classic.

The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions

By:

This epic, set in 19th century India, follows an orphan born in India and his journey to England. He later returns to India.

January 17, 1979: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on January 17, 1979 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Who was the US President on January 17, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1979?

On January 17, 1979 the Pope was St John Paul II.

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What is special about January 17th?

January 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th day of the month of January. 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 January 17th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 bogota car bombing. a suicide car bomb attack on the general santander national police academy, bogota, colombia kills at most 20 people and injures over 50 more.
  • 2018 - Unknown gunmen kidnap two americans and two canadians in kaduna state (nigeria). after engaging in a fight with the abductors, two police officers are shot and killed.
  • 2017 - Boko haram insurgency. a nigerian air force plane mistakenly bombs a refugee settlement in borno state near the border to cameroon. at least 90 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. according to reports, the pilot believed that he was attacking boko haram militants.

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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 January 1979?

January 1979 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st 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.

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