Thursday September 20, 1979

US date format: 9/20/1979, UK date format: 20/9/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Gil Alma and Caroline Ribeiro. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Lahu Ke Do Rang, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, 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 Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Aim for the Ace!.
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Historical Events

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  • Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
  • A coup d'etat in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.

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Movies

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Lahu Ke Do Rang

Lahu Ke Do Rang

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Danny Denzongpa, Helen

Thirst

Thirst

Directed by: Rod Hardy

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Henry Silva

Heartland

Heartland

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Starring: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Scum

Scum

Directed by: Alan Clarke

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

Parole Chicago

Parole Chicago

Days to next September 20

If September 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 30 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?

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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.

Restoring The American Dream by Robert J. Ringer

Restoring The American Dream

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about human freedom. The author says "The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force.

Tinsel by William Goldman

Tinsel

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London published Fiction

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway


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