Monday 6 August 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Exaltacion and Francesco Bellotti.
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.
On TV people were watching Prisoner: Cell Block H.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 1979 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Jennifer Exaltacion: Windsor, Ontario -- Gymnist (1996 Olympics).
- Francesco Bellotti: Italian cyclist.
- Jaime Correa: Mexican footballer.
- Jonathan Glanfield: English sailor.
- Megumi Okina: Japanese actress and singer.
- Travis Reed: American basketball player
- Kurt Kasznar: Actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65.
- 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
- Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
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