Friday April 20, 1979

US date format: 4/20/1979, UK date format: 20/4/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 20, 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 Maël Renouard and Nathan Marquardt. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Basic Programming.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
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Events

  • President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, USA.

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Movies

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A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Saint Jack

Saint Jack

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

An Almost Perfect Affair

An Almost Perfect Affair

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Evictors

The Evictors

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

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

Days to next April 20

If April 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

By:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

Manhattan by Neal Travis

Manhattan

By:

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Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By:

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By:

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.

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

By:

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 20, 1979?

On April 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, Maël Renouard, Ludovic Magnin, Nathan Marquardt.

Which famous people died on April 20, 1979?

Famous people died on April 20, 1979 include, Peter Donald.

What was the number one song in April 20, 1979?

The number one song in the week of April 20, 1979 was Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on April 20, 1979?

The top hits on April 20, 1979 were Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Heart Of Glass by Blondie in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.


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