Wednesday October 31, 1979, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1979, UK date format: 31/10/1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Karine Delgado and Lilian Klebow. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Pop Muzik by M. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4-Player Bowling Alley or Armor Battle.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
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Events

  • Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
  • US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed

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Movies

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The Rose

The Rose

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

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

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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

The Enchanted Castle

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Days to next October 31

If October 31, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry

How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate

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How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate , covers the latest tax laws, and shows how you can realize greater profits than ever before-even.

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt

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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald

The Green Ripper

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

The Bronx Zoo

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A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Alien Attack

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Armor Battle

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 31, 1979?

On October 31, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 31, 1979?

On October 31, 1979 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 31, 1979?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 31, 1979?

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

Which famous people are born on October 31, 1979?

On October 31, 1979 several famous people were born including, Karine Delgado, Lilian Klebow, Erica Cerra.

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

The number one song in the week of October 31, 1979 was Pop Muzik by M in US and When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook in UK.

What were the top hits on October 31, 1979?

The top hits on October 31, 1979 were Pop Muzik by M, Heartache Tonight by Eagles, Dim All The Lights by Donna Summer in US and When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell, Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen in UK.


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