Sunday August 26, 1979

US date format: 8/26/1979, UK date format: 26/8/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Bianca Allaine Barnett and Yagmur Sar?gul. 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 4-Player Bowling Alley or Bowling.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

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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

Zombie

Zombie

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Country: United States of America

Fish Hawk

Fish Hawk

Directed by: Donald Shebib

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

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

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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

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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

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Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 204 Pages

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

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Stated first edition.

Videogames

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4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Auto Racing

Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Bowling

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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