Saturday 8 December 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 December 1979 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Daniel Fitzhenry: Australian rugby league footballer.
- Johan Forssell: Swedish lawyer and politician.
- Raymond Lam: Hong Kong actor and singer.
- José Peña: Venezuelan sprinter.
- Christian Wilhelmsson: Swedish footballer.
- Jose Pena Quevedo: Venezuelan track and field athlete
- Abigail Gustafson: American homicide victim, shot in the head and drowned on 12/01/1987, age almost eight, allegedly by LaPlante, along with her five-year old brother William.
- Ingrid Michaelson: American indie-pop singer-songwriter
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Styx - Babe
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Commodores - Still
- Eagles - Heartache Tonight
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Barry Manilow - Ships
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?