Monday 1 October 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gilberto Martinez and Curtis Axel.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John.
In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits.
10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Legend of King Arthur.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Lunar Rescue.
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1979 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Gilberto Martinez: Costa Rican footballer.
- Curtis Axel: Wrestler.
- Rudi Johnson: American football player.
- Gilberto Martínez: Costa Rican footballer.
- Ryan Pontbriand: American football player.
- Marko Stanojevic: English-born Italian rugby union footballer
- Roy Harris: US composer, dies at 81.
- Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes President
- Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
- RKO radio network begins operation
- The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
- Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Nigerian Second Republic is established.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Commodores - Sail On
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- M - Pop Muzik
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Donna Summer - Dim All The Lights
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