Wednesday May 23, 1979

US date format: 5/23/1979, UK date format: 23/5/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on May 23, 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 Brian Campbell and Martin Giroux. 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 Armor Battle or Heiankyo Alien.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • Kids Are All Right premieres
  • Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Afghanistan recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 on board and 2 people on the ground in the deadliest aviation accident in U. S. history.
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Movies

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now memorabilia

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Stalker

Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

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

Country: United States of America

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Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Country: United States of America

Hair

Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

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

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

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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

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Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 23, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1979?

On May 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1979?

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

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

On May 23, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1979?

On May 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Brian Campbell, Rasual Butler, Martin Giroux.

Which famous people died on May 23, 1979?

Famous people died on May 23, 1979 include, Hubert van Doorne.

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

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1979?

The top hits on May 23, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, In The Navy by Village People in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.