Monday January 29, 1979

US date format: 1/29/1979, UK date format: 29/1/1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 29, 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 Andrew Keegan and Jedediah Bila. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Second Generation by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Warrior.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
  • Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
  • Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
  • Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC.
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Movies

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Hardcore

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

The North Avenue Irregulars

The North Avenue Irregulars

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

Starring: Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine

Agatha

Agatha

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse

Quintet

Quintet

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

The Warriors

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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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

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Days to next January 29

If January 29, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic.

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

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Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White

In Search Of History

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Franklin library collectible book

Wanderings by Chaim Potok

Wanderings

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A fascinating history of the Jews, told by a master novelist, here is Chaim Potok's fascinating, moving four thousand-year history. Recreating great historical events, exporing Jewish life in its infinite variety

The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

The Sixth Commandment

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sheriff

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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)

Warrior

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 29, 1979?

On January 29, 1979 several famous people were born including, Andrew Keegan, Jedediah Bila, Sarah Kuttner.

What was the number one song in January 29, 1979?

The number one song in the week of January 29, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on January 29, 1979?

The top hits on January 29, 1979 were Le Freak by Chic, Y.M.C.A. by Village People, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Chiquitita by Abba, Woman In Love by The Three Degrees in UK.


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