Monday February 26, 1979

US date format: 2/26/1979, UK date format: 26/2/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see zodiac on February 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 Corinne Bailey Rae and Pedro Mendes. In that special week of February people in US were listening to by . The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sheriff or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1979, at February 26 across the years or at February 1979 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental USA.
  • A total solar eclipse arcs over northern Canada, and a partial solar eclipse is visible over almost all of North America and Central America.

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Movies

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The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Country: United States of America

The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Country: United States of America

Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 9 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Sixth Commandment

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall By Myself

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"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman

A Distant Mirror

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Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Ozma Wars

Ozma Wars

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3 / PSP

Genre: fixed shooter

Publisher: SNK

Galaxian

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 26, 1979?

On February 26, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is February 26, 1979?

On February 26, 1979 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 26, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 26, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on February 26, 1979?

On February 26, 1979 several famous people were born including, Corinne Bailey Rae, Corinne Rae, Pedro Mendes.

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

The number one song in the week of February 26, 1979 was Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions in UK.

What were the top hits on February 26, 1979?

The top hits on February 26, 1979 were Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, Fire by Pointer Sisters, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in US and Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Tragedy by The Bee Gees in UK.


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