Sunday October 28, 1979

US date format: 10/28/1979, UK date format: 28/10/1979

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Aki Hakala and Brett Dennen. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Promises in the Dark, directed by Jerome Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
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Events

  • Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
  • Arnold Soboloff, American stage actor (Peter Pan), suffers a heart attack while performing in New York and dies at age 48.

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Movies

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Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Directed by: Jerome Hellman

Starring: Marsha Mason, Ned Beatty, Susan Clark, Michael Brandon

The Great Alligator

The Great Alligator

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Tess

Tess

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

Country: United States of America

The Great Santini

The Great Santini

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

Bloodbath

Bloodbath

Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Win Wells, Richard Todd

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Sport Games on October 28, 1979

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NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Detroit Lions : 20 - 17
  • Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 28 - 27
  • Cleveland Browns - St. Louis Cardinals : 38 - 20
  • Dallas Cowboys - Pittsburgh Steelers : 3 - 14
  • Green Bay Packers - Miami Dolphins : 7 - 27
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TV Series

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Der Millionenbauer

Der Millionenbauer

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Minder

Minder

Only When I Laugh

Only When I Laugh

Days to next October 28

If October 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye

Shadow Of The Moon

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M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros,

Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan

Broca'S Brain

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Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent

The Formula by Steve Shagan

The Formula

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A blockbuster novel founded in fact, it tells the chilling tale of Germany's most explosive wartime secret - synthetic fuel - that triggers a brutal murder and shock waves in the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Platform: Microvision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Barrier

Barrier

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel


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