Wednesday February 21, 1979

US date format: 2/21/1979, UK date format: 21/2/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 Jennifer Love Hewitt and Nathalie Dechy. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Worzel Gummidge. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or 4-Player Bowling Alley.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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Events

  • Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)

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Movies

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Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Real Life

Real Life

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Fast Break

Fast Break

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

Ashanti

Ashanti

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson

Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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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

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 29 days.
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Books

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Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell

Bright Flows The River

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Guy Jerald was living proof of the American Dream come true- a man who had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, a man who had risen from

Evergreen by Belva Plain

Evergreen

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The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Fools Die

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From the blockbuster author of The Godfather, here is the international and New York Times bestseller about the feverish world of a big-time gambler.

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

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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?

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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