Friday December 28, 1979

US date format: 12/28/1979, UK date format: 28/12/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 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 Noomi Rapace and James Blake (tennis). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. Action, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Sundance.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.

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Movies

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Action

Action

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Luc Merenda, Adriana Asti, Susanna Javicoli, Paola Senatore

Going in Style

Going in Style

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Being There

Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Country: United States of America

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Lord Schmetterhemd

Lord Schmetterhemd

Emilia

Emilia

Directed by: Diogo M Borges

Anna

Anna

Directed by: Jorge Dorado

Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance

Days to next December 28

If December 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird

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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

Smiley'S People by John le Carré

Smiley'S People

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.Tell

With No Apologies by Barry M. Goldwater

With No Apologies

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For twenty-five years, America's most universally respected political figure has kept a secret: his private Alpha File that candidly records his private encounters with Kennedy, Carter, and other world leaders; chronicles

Triple by Ken Follett

Triple

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A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the …

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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 December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 28, 1979?

On December 28, 1979 several famous people were born including, Noomi Rapace, James Blake (tennis), Bree Williamson.


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