Thursday July 19, 1979

US date format: 7/19/1979, UK date format: 19/7/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 19, 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 Ellen Rocche and British Columbia. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Pacific Inferno, directed by Rolf Bayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Football.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 19, 1979?


Holidays

  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
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Events

  • 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
  • Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • Patricia Harris, becomes Secretary of HEW
  • Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza.

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Movies

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Pacific Inferno

Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

Khandaan

Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

The Villain

The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

Country: United States of America

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

The Last of the Knucklemen

The Last of the Knucklemen

Directed by: Tim Burstall

Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Michael Preston, Peter Hehir, Dennis Miller

TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next July 19

If July 19, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

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.

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon

I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

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Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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Cruel Shoes

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

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

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel


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