Friday October 19, 1979

US date format: 10/19/1979, UK date format: 19/10/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Jose Luis Lopez and Marc Elliott. 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 Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Bomb Bee.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 13 Marines die in a fire at Camp Fuji, Japan as a result of Typhoon Tip. US Marine Corps

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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 19

If October 19, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 21 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?

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 19, 1979?

On October 19, 1979 several famous people were born including, Marc Elliott, Jose Luis Lopez, José López.

What was the number one song in October 19, 1979?

The number one song in the week of October 19, 1979 was Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.

What were the top hits on October 19, 1979?

The top hits on October 19, 1979 were Rise by Herb Alpert, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Pop Muzik by M in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.


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