Thursday January 18, 1979

US date format: 1/18/1979, UK date format: 18/1/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 18, 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 Jay Chou and Petra Yared. 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 Cosmic Guerilla or Bomb Bee.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 18, 1979?


Holidays

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Events

  • Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America", in Florence, Oregon.

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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

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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 18

If January 18, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 26 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?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics


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