Sunday September 23, 1979

US date format: 9/23/1979, UK date format: 23/9/1979

The day of the week was Sunday, under the astrological sign of Libra (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on September 23, 1979).

Famous birthdays on this day include Ricky Davis (basketball) and Erik-Michael Estrada.

The number one song in US was My Sharona by The Knack. We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was #1 song in the UK.

Lahu Ke Do Rang, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ozma Wars or Basic Programming.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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September 23, 1979 Events

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Historical Events

  • Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • Somali constitution approved by President
  • St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th and final base of his career
  • Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, New York City.

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What happened on September 23 in history? Find out the list of September 23rd major events

What was 1979 famous for? Discover everything about 1979

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September 23, 1979 Famous Birthdays


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If September 23, 1979 is your birthday you are 43 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on September 23.

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Movies

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Lahu Ke Do Rang

Lahu Ke Do Rang

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Danny Denzongpa, Helen

Ernesto

Ernesto

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Michele Placido, Renato Salvatori, Virna Lisi, Lara Wendel, Turi Ferro, Gisela Hahn, Concha Velasco, Martin Halm, Miranda Nocelli, Francisco Marsò

Country: Italy

Thirst

Thirst

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Rod Hardy

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Henry Silva

Org

Org

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Jean-Luc Godard, Glauber Rocha, Roberto Rossellini, Lidija Juracik, Julio García Espinosa, Herbert Marcuse, Nolika Pareda, Francesco Di Giacomo (II), Jonas Mekas, Isaac Twen Obu, Pietro Santalamazza

Country: Italy

Heartland

Heartland

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Starring: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - My Sharona
  2. - After The Love Has Gone
  3. - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
  4. - Rise
  5. - Lead Me On

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - We Don't Talk Anymore
  2. - Cars
  3. - Bang Bang
  4. - Message In A Bottle
  5. - If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
  2. - Found A Cure
  3. - I Just Want To Be
  4. - Firecracker
  5. - Good Times
Sport Games on September 23, 1979

Sport Games on September 23, 1979


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Detroit Lions : 23 - 24
  • Baltimore Colts - Pittsburgh Steelers : 13 - 17
  • Chicago Bears - Miami Dolphins : 16 - 31
  • Green Bay Packers - Minnesota Vikings : 21 - 27
  • Houston Oilers - Cincinnati Bengals : 30 - 27
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TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Release year: 1979

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Michael Spierig

California Fever

California Fever

Release year: 1979

Country: United States of America

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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David Halberstam's powerful account of "The Powers That Be", which is brimming with the conflicts, personalities, and ambitions that changed the media from something that just followed the news to something that created it, is riveting.

To Catch A King by Harry Patterson

To Catch A King

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Hitler's war machine, a terrifying war machine, is heading toward England in July 1940. He plans to enthrone puppet rulers under Nazi control and a beautiful nightclub singer, as well as a SSSS officer.

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is the King! He is unchallenged at the battlefield and he unites the country in a time full of promise. Camelot is under attack by sinister powers, and the witch-queen Morgause plots to kill it.

Tinsel by William Goldman

Tinsel

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London published Fiction

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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The Matarese are an international group of criminals that will in no time take over the world. Two rival spies are able to stop them: Talaniekov and Scofield, CIA.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Basic Programming

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 23, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is September 23, 1979?

On September 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 23, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 23, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on September 23, 1979?

On September 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Ricky Davis (basketball), Erik-Michael Estrada, Ricky Davis.

Which famous people died on September 23, 1979?

Famous people died on September 23, 1979 include, Catherine Lacey.

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

The number one song in the week of September 23, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard in UK.

What were the top hits on September 23, 1979?

The top hits on September 23, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, After The Love Has Gone by Earth, Wind and Fire, The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Cars by Gary Numan, Bang Bang by BA Robertson in UK.