Sunday April 22, 1979

US date format: 4/22/1979, UK date format: 22/4/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 22, 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 Daniel Johns and Zoltán Gera. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Monkey Magic.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Soter and Caius
  • Saint Leonidas (died 202)
  • Brazil - Discovery Day.
  • Saint Theodorus (d. 613)

Events

  • Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament.
  • The Albert Einstein Memorial is unveiled at The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

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Movies

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A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Saint Jack

Saint Jack

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

An Almost Perfect Affair

An Almost Perfect Affair

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Evictors

The Evictors

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon

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TV Series

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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

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

Turtle's Progress

Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next April 22

If April 22, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

By:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

Manhattan by Neal Travis

Manhattan

By:

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Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

By:

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

By:

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 Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

By:

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?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo


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