Friday February 23, 1979

US date format: 2/23/1979, UK date format: 23/2/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 23, 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 Yodelice and Maria Stepanova. 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 Invasion Orion or Galaxian.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
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Events

  • Sarava opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps
  • George Harrison releases George Harrison album

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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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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

Written by:

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 23

If February 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 23, 1979?

On February 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Yodelice , Maria Stepanova, S E Cupp.

Which famous people died on February 23, 1979?

Famous people died on February 23, 1979 include, WAC Bennett.

What was the number one song in February 23, 1979?

The number one song in the week of February 23, 1979 was Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on February 23, 1979?

The top hits on February 23, 1979 were Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, Fire by Pointer Sisters, A Little More Love by Olivia Newton-John in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Chiquitita by Abba, Woman In Love by The Three Degrees in UK.


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