Saturday September 29, 1979

US date format: 9/29/1979, UK date format: 29/9/1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 29, 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 Artika Sari Devi and Orhan Ak. 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 Star Fire or NASL Soccer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
  • England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
  • Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
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Events

  • Bad Case Of Loving You by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • Boom Boom (Out Go Lights) by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • Cruel To Be Kind by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
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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

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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 29

If September 29, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 days.
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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?

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Star Fire

Star Fire

Platform: Arcade, Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: 3d shooter

Publisher: Exidy

Cosmic Guerilla

Cosmic Guerilla

Platform: Arcade (original) ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Football

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

NASL Soccer

NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel


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