Thursday 2 August 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits.
More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1979 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Donna Air: English model actress and singer.
- Marco Bonura: Italian footballer.
- Reuben Kosgei: Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner.
- Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Chic - Good Times
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- John Stewart - Gold
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?