Friday 6 July 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Daniel Maricio and Nicolas Guillermo.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward.
In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits.
Dracula, directed by John Badham, 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 Sapphire & Steel.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian or Super Invader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 July 1979 ?
- Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
- Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
- Lithuania - Statehood Day.
- Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
- Malawi - Republic Day (1966).
- Roman festivals: Ludi Apollinares, games in honour of Apollo (since 208 BC) began today.
- San Fermin a Spanish Catholic festival centered in Pamplona begins today.
- Music festival EXIT begins today in Serbian town of Novi Sad.
- Czech Republic - Jan Hus Day (1415).
- Nicolas Daniel Maricio: Prince of the Netherlands.
- Nicolas Guillermo: Dutch royalty, the son and second child of Princess Christina of the Netherlands and her husband, Jorge Guillermo.
- Kevin Hart: Comedian.
- Matthew Barnson: American viola player and composer.
- Nic Cester: Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jet and The Wrights).
- Van McCoy: Singer / songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35.
- 86th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (64 64)
- IRA-bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
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