Thursday October 18, 1979

US date format: 10/18/1979, UK date format: 18/10/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 18, 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 Ne-Yo and Camel Meriem. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Tess, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Deep Scan.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day

Events

  • Beatlemania opens in London
  • Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop

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Movies

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Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

Bloodbath

Bloodbath

Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Win Wells, Richard Todd

Courage fuyons

Courage fuyons

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Leroy, Michel Beaune

Meteor

Meteor

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

TV Series

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Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Matt and Jenny

Matt and Jenny

CBS Library

CBS Library

Days to next October 18

If October 18, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus

Quest For The Best

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Who better to know what is “the best” than the man who made Neiman Marcus synonymous with excellence for more than fifty years?

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

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway


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