Tuesday October 23, 1979

US date format: 10/23/1979, UK date format: 23/10/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Vanessa Petruo and Ramon Castro. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Promises in the Dark, directed by Jerome Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Apple Trek.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches

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Movies

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Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Directed by: Jerome Hellman

Starring: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon

The Great Alligator

The Great Alligator

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

Bloodbath

Bloodbath

Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Win Wells, Richard Todd

TV Series

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Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Minder

Minder

Only When I Laugh

Only When I Laugh

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be

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Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach

There'S No Such Place As Far Away

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When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye

Shadow Of The Moon

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M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

The Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 23, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 23, 1979?

On October 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 23, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 23, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on October 23, 1979?

On October 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Vanessa Petruo, Prabhas , Ramon Castro.

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

The number one song in the week of October 23, 1979 was Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.

What were the top hits on October 23, 1979?

The top hits on October 23, 1979 were Rise by Herb Alpert, Pop Muzik by M, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.


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