Friday March 23, 1979

US date format: 3/23/1979, UK date format: 23/3/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Ray Gordy and Natalia Hadjiloizou. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits. Szpital przemienienia, directed by Edward Zebrowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Speed Freak or Heiankyo Alien.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
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Events

  • Wings release Goodnight Tonight
  • Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

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Movies

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Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

The Champ

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Boulevard Nights

Boulevard Nights

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Fast Company

Fast Company

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

Hair

Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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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

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

Days to next March 23

If March 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

The Coup by John Updike

The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By:

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest

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Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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?

Space Fever

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Heiankyo Alien

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is March 23, 1979?

On March 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 23, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 23, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on March 23, 1979?

On March 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Ray Gordy, Mark Buehrle, Natalia Hadjiloizou.

Which famous people died on March 23, 1979?

Famous people died on March 23, 1979 include, Philip Bourneuf, Ted Anderson.

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

The number one song in the week of March 23, 1979 was Tragedy by Bee Gees in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in UK.

What were the top hits on March 23, 1979?

The top hits on March 23, 1979 were Tragedy by Bee Gees, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions in UK.


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