Thursday May 31, 1979

US date format: 5/31/1979, UK date format: 31/5/1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Jean-François Gillet and Jenny Mollen. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carga Pesada. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Armor Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • I Remember Mama opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • Zimbabwe proclaims independence.
  • Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens.

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Movies

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Stalker

Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States of America

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor, Harry Dean Stanton

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

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TV Series

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Carga Pesada

Carga Pesada

Thundercloud

Thundercloud

Directed by: Talon Clemow

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Love Thy Neighbour in Australia

Directed by: William G. Stewart

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Directed by: Adam Shankman

The Danedyke Mystery

The Danedyke Mystery

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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,

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica

To Set The Record Straight

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To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

A Walk Across America

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Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of

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

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Sundance

Sundance

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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

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 May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 31, 1979?

On May 31, 1979 several famous people were born including, Jean-François Gillet, Jenny Mollen.

What was the number one song in May 31, 1979?

The number one song in the week of May 31, 1979 was Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.

What were the top hits on May 31, 1979?

The top hits on May 31, 1979 were Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Love You Inside Out by Bee Gees in US and Sunday Girl by Blondie, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward, Dance Away by Roxy Music in UK.


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