Tuesday March 20, 1979

US date format: 3/20/1979, UK date format: 20/3/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Faustine Bollaert and Bianca Lawson. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. Szpital przemienienia, directed by Edward Zebrowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Monkey Magic.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.

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Movies

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Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

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

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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

The Coup by John Updike

The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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

Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

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

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

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

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo


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