Friday September 28, 1979

US date format: 9/28/1979, UK date format: 28/9/1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Bam Margera and Alessandra Pierelli. In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Starting Over, directed by Alan J. Pakula, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face the Music. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Starhawk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
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Events

  • Larry Holmes (retaining championship) knocks out Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds.

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Movies

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Starting Over

Starting Over

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning

10

10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

Country: United States of America

Disco Godfather

Disco Godfather

Directed by: J. Robert Wagoner

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones

Lahu Ke Do Rang

Lahu Ke Do Rang

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Danny Denzongpa, Helen

Thirst

Thirst

Directed by: Rod Hardy

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Henry Silva

TV Series

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Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

Ride on Stranger

Ride on Stranger

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

Die Buddenbrooks

Die Buddenbrooks

Days to next September 28

If September 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

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First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and

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

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment

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Arthur Pendragon is King! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause --

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle

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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventure

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

Galaxy Wars

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Starhawk

Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is September 28, 1979?

On September 28, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 28, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 28, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on September 28, 1979?

On September 28, 1979 several famous people were born including, Bam Margera, Alessandra Pierelli, Anndi Lynn McAfee.

Which famous people died on September 28, 1979?

Famous people died on September 28, 1979 include, Jimmy McCulloch, John Herbert Chapman.

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

The number one song in the week of September 28, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and Message In A Bottle by The Police in UK.

What were the top hits on September 28, 1979?

The top hits on September 28, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Sad Eyes by Robert John, Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Message In A Bottle by The Police, Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Dreaming by Blondie in UK.


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