Thursday 2 August 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Donna Air and Marco Bonura.
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.
On TV people were watching Prisoner: Cell Block H.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starhawk or Aim for the Ace!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Chic - Good Times
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- John Stewart - Gold
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
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