Tuesday January 23, 1979

US date format: 1/23/1979, UK date format: 23/1/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Juan Rincon and Dawn Porter. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Apple Trek.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Events

  • Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Movies

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The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

Phantasm

Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Country: United States of America

Love on the Run

Love on the Run

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Perry King, Don Stroud, Tisa Farrow, George Kennedy

Screams of a Winter Night

Screams of a Winter Night

Directed by: James L. Wilson

Starring: Matt Borel, Gil Glasgow, Patrick Byers, Mary Agen Cox

TV Series

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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

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

Wanderings by Chaim Potok

Wanderings

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A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

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These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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]

Nurse by Peggy Anderson

Nurse

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel


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