Friday July 27, 1979

US date format: 7/27/1979, UK date format: 27/7/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 27, 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 Sidney Govou and Shannon Moore. 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 Barrier or Deep Scan.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
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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

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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 27

If July 27, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 2 days.
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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?

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega


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