Sunday May 20, 1979

US date format: 5/20/1979, UK date format: 20/5/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 20, 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 Alexandre Aubert and Jayson Werth. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Head On or Tail Gunner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • I Love My Wife closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
  • 1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.

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Movies

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Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

The Brood

The Brood

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Country: United States of America

The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

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TV Series

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Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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

Days to next May 20

If May 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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]

The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy

The Vicar Of Christ

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The New York Times Bestseller is now available in its 35th Anniversary Edition, featuring an extensive new introduction by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S.

Overload by Arthur Hailey

Overload

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life

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Psychologists have amassed a tremendous amount of information about people. What makes them angry, what frustrates them, what makes them coo with pleasure.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 20, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 1979?

On May 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 1979?

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

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

On May 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on May 20, 1979?

On May 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, Alexandre Aubert, Jayson Werth, Rick Edwards.

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

The number one song in the week of May 20, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on May 20, 1979?

The top hits on May 20, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, In The Navy by Village People in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.


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