Tuesday July 24, 1979

US date format: 7/24/1979, UK date format: 24/7/1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Rose Byrne and Anne-Gaëlle Sidot. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. North Dallas Forty, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or The Datestones of Ryn.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
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Events

  • President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
  • Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

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Movies

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North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan

Pacific Inferno

Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

Khandaan

Khandaan

Directed by: Anil Ganguly

Starring: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

The Villain

The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

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

Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Days to next July 24

If July 24, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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

Shibumi by Trevanian

Shibumi

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Nicholai Hel is the world’s most wanted man. Born in Shanghai during the chaos of World War I, he is the son of an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German

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

The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island

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Suspense, treasure hunting, murder, intrigue...A classic mystery novel. One of Benchley's finest.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On July 24, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is July 24, 1979?

On July 24, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 24, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 24, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on July 24, 1979?

On July 24, 1979 several famous people were born including, Rose Byrne, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, Mark Andrew Smith.

Which famous people died on July 24, 1979?

Famous people died on July 24, 1979 include, Archie Duncan.

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

The number one song in the week of July 24, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army in UK.

What were the top hits on July 24, 1979?

The top hits on July 24, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Good Times by Chic in US and Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army, Silly Games by Janet Kay, I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.


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