Thursday April 26, 1979

US date format: 4/26/1979, UK date format: 26/4/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ariane Brodier and Ariane Moffatt. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Heart Of Glass by Blondie. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Football.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Movies

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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Country: United States of America

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Directed by: George McCowan

Starring: Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland

A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Saint Jack

Saint Jack

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

An Almost Perfect Affair

An Almost Perfect Affair

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica

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Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

You Can't Do That on Television

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

Major League Baseball: An Inside Look

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Manhattan by Neal Travis

Manhattan

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In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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Franklin library collectible book

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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Two mortal enemies are the only two people in the world cunning and knowledgeable enough to stop an evil plot that threatens the entire planet.

Evergreen by Belva Plain

Evergreen

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The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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 April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 26, 1979?

On April 26, 1979 several famous people were born including, Ariane Brodier, Ariane Moffatt, Sara Downing.

What was the number one song in April 26, 1979?

The number one song in the week of April 26, 1979 was Heart Of Glass by Blondie in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on April 26, 1979?

The top hits on April 26, 1979 were Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.


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