Wednesday January 17, 1979

US date format: 1/17/1979, UK date format: 17/1/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Nafissatou Diallo and Micaela Ramazzotti. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Love on the Run, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Turnabout. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Bomb Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran

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Movies

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Love on the Run

Love on the Run

Directed by: François Truffaut

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

Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

Directed by: William Fruet

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

Screams of a Winter Night

Screams of a Winter Night

Directed by: James L. Wilson

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

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Country: United States of America

Halloween

Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Running Blind

Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

Wifey by Judy Blume

Wifey

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With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On January 17, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 17, 1979?

On January 17, 1979 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

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 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 17, 1979?

On January 17, 1979 several famous people were born including, Nafissatou Diallo, Micaela Ramazzotti, David Blue.

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

The number one song in the week of January 17, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic in US and YMCA by The Village People in UK.

What were the top hits on January 17, 1979?

The top hits on January 17, 1979 were Le Freak by Chic, Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees, My Life by Billy Joel in US and YMCA by The Village People, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian & The Blockheads, Lay Your Love On Me by Racey in UK.


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