Monday May 21, 1979

US date format: 5/21/1979, UK date format: 21/5/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 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 James Phelan and Lino Guanciale. 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. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Cutie Q.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • Elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR.
  • National Volksraad installed in Namibia.
  • White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

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Movies

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Stalker

Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States of America

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

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

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 21

If May 21, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
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Books

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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

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch

The Culture Of Narcissism

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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of

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]

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics


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