Sunday March 18, 1979

US date format: 3/18/1979, UK date format: 18/3/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Adam Levine and Danneel Harris. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Heiankyo Alien.
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Holidays

  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
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Events

  • On the 20th Century closes at St. James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.
  • Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday, Iran.
  • Ten miners die in a methane gas explosion at Golborne Colliery near Wigan, Lancashire. BBC “On this Day”

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Movies

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The Champ

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Boulevard Nights

Boulevard Nights

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Fast Company

Fast Company

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

Hair

Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

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

Country: United States of America

From Hell to Victory

From Hell to Victory

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey

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TV Series

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

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

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 18

If March 18, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

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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.

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

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

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.

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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