Friday 7 September 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter Hochschorner and Nathan Hindmarsh.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, 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 Read All About It!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Speed Freak or Temple of Apshai.
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- Also see September 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Brazil - Independence day (from Portugal, 1822)
- Mozambique - Victory Day
- RC Saints - Saint Regina; Saint Evurtius (Heortius), St. Cloud (Clodoald)
- Peter Hochschorner: Slovak slalom canoer.
- Nathan Hindmarsh: Australian rugby player and sportscaster.
- Pavol Hochschorner: Slovak slalom canoer.
- Paul Mara: American ice hockey player.
- Owen Pallett: Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Mountain Goats Enter the Haggis and Picastro).
- 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, New York
- Five-day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
- The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
- The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.
- In the USA, the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN, broadcasts for the first time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
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