Tuesday November 20, 1979

US date format: 11/20/1979, UK date format: 20/11/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Maree Bowden and Ericson Alexander Molano. In that special week of November people in US were listening to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. I'm for the Hippopotamus, directed by Italo Zingarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Emilia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Radar Scope.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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Events

  • Grand Mosque Seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from French special forces to put down the uprising.

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Movies

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I'm for the Hippopotamus

I'm for the Hippopotamus

Directed by: Italo Zingarelli

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner, May Dlamini

Fascination

Fascination

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Fanny Magier

Country: United States of America

Don't Go in the House

Don't Go in the House

Directed by: Joseph Ellison

Starring: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci, Robert Carnegie

The Prize Fighter

The Prize Fighter

Directed by: Michael Preece

Starring: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne, Robin Clarke

The Day Time Ended

The Day Time Ended

Directed by: John 'Bud' Cardos

Starring: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

TV Series

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Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

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

Days to next November 20

If November 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

The Old Patagonian Express

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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine,

James Herriot'S Yorkshire by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Yorkshire

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James Herriot writes about the glorious moors, the gentle dales, dry-stone walls and sturdy farmhouses, ruined abbeys and castles among the hills, market towns, country villages and bracing, windy beaches, as

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.

The Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma'S Cope Book

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"Her audience is everyone who has ever married, had children, gotten to middle age, owned a dog or a duck."DALLAS TIMES HERALDIn this book Erma comes out--out of the kitchen--with these

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics


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