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 birth chart on February 26, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Sheriff.
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The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

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

Country: United States of America

Immoral Women

Immoral Women

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe, François Guétary

Norma Rae

Norma Rae

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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

Real Life

Real Life

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Fast Break

Fast Break

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King


Historical Events

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  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental USA.

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TV Series

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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



Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

Written by:

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Evergreen by Belva Plain



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



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


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


"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is 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


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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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