Thursday 6 December 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tim Cahill and Yanina González.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Babe by Styx.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
1941, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bob a Bobek, králíci z klobouku.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Invasion Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 December 1979 ?
- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Tim Cahill: Australian footballer.
- Yanina González: Paraguayan model and actress Miss Paraguay 2004.
- The world premiere for ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture'' is held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Styx - Babe
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Commodores - Still
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Eagles - Heartache Tonight
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Barry Manilow - Ships
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
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