Wednesday March 28, 1979

US date format: 3/28/1979, UK date format: 28/3/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 28, 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 Crystal Cox and Richard Socrier. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Bomb Bee.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Sixtus III
  • Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
  • Saint Castor
  • Saint Gontram (died 592)
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Events

  • Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
  • British government of Callaghan falls.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, a nuclear energy reactor at Three Mile Island overheats to 4000 degrees, due to a failed drainage valve. Cooling water contaminated with radiation drains into adjoining buildings, releasing radioactive gases throughout the plant and into the atmosphere. By the end of the day, cooling water is restarted, reducing temperature and averting a meltdown.
  • The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.

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Movies

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A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

Szpital przemienienia

Szpital przemienienia

Directed by: Edward Zebrowski

Starring: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

The Champ

The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Boulevard Nights

Boulevard Nights

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Yniguez, Danny De La Paz, Marta DuBois, James Victor

Fast Company

Fast Company

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

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

Turnabout

Turnabout

Directed by: E.B. Hughes

Danger UXB

Danger UXB

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 28

If March 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Coup by John Updike

The Coup

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud

Dubin'S Lives

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With a new introduction by Thomas MallonDubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since

Ss-Gb by Len Deighton

Ss-Gb

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Head On

Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 28, 1979?

On March 28, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is March 28, 1979?

On March 28, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 28, 1979?

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

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

On March 28, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on March 28, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on March 28, 1979?

On March 28, 1979 several famous people were born including, Crystal Cox, Richard Socrier, Juli Keech.

Which famous people died on March 28, 1979?

Famous people died on March 28, 1979 include, Emmett Kelly.

What was the number one song in March 28, 1979?

The number one song in the week of March 28, 1979 was Tragedy by Bee Gees in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.

What were the top hits on March 28, 1979?

The top hits on March 28, 1979 were Tragedy by Bee Gees, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.


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