Friday August 24, 1979

US date format: 8/24/1979, UK date format: 24/8/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 Fabienne Carat and Katja Nyberg. In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Org, directed by Fernando Birri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Armor Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • Cars play concert in New York Central Park
  • NFL fans (60,916) choose old New England Patriots' logo over new.
  • Ghana recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Movies

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Org

Org

Directed by: Fernando Birri

Starring: Terence Hill, Lidija Juracik, Isaac Twen Obu, Nolika Pareda

Home Movies

Home Movies

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Nancy Allen, Mary Davenport, Kirk Douglas, Vincent Gardenia

Kaala Patthar

Kaala Patthar

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Fish Hawk

Fish Hawk

Directed by: Donald Shebib

Starring: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The Mallens

The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

240-Robert

240-Robert

Stone

Stone

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe

Class Reunion

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Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Good As Gold by Joseph Heller

Good As Gold

By:

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

Starting In The Middle by Judith Wax

Starting In The Middle

By:

Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 204 Pages

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 24, 1979?

On August 24, 1979 several famous people were born including, Fabienne Carat, Katja Nyberg, Kaki King.

What was the number one song in August 24, 1979?

The number one song in the week of August 24, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.

What were the top hits on August 24, 1979?

The top hits on August 24, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.


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