Thursday May 17, 1979

US date format: 5/17/1979, UK date format: 17/5/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 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 Ayda Field and Max Boublil. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invasion Orion or Bowling.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
  • Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
  • -12 degrees F (-11 degrees C), on top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii (state record).

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Movies

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Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

The Brood

The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Country: United States of America

The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

TV Series

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Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy

The Vicar Of Christ

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The New York Times Bestseller is now available in its 35th Anniversary Edition, featuring an extensive new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S.

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life

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Psychologists have amassed a tremendous amount of information about people. What makes them angry, what frustrates them, what makes them coo with pleasure.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari


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