Sunday 5 August 1979
It was Sunday, 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 I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats 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 The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1979 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- David Healy: Actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies at 64.
- But Never Jam Today closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 7 performances
- Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario
- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
- Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single
- Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
- Willie Mays, Warren Giles and Hack Wilson are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake an attempted military uprising.
- The Polisario Front signs a peace treaty with Mauritania. Mauritania withdraw from the Western Sahara territory it had occupied, and ceded it to the SADR.
- A nudist beach is established in Brighton.
- Raymond Washington, co-founder of the Crips, today one of the largest, most notorious gangs in the United States, is killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles (his killers have not yet been identified).
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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