Monday 8 October 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include [Gregory] Chad Petree in Shawne and Gregori Chad Petree.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1979 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- [Gregory] Chad Petree in Shawne: Oklahoma; rocker (PC Quest - "Can You See").
- Gregori Chad Petree: American musician (Shiny Toy Guns).
- Paul Burchill: English wrestler.
- Kristanna Loken: American actress and producer.
- Gregori Petree: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shiny Toy Guns Cloud2Ground and pc Quest).
- Noelle Scaggs: American singer-songwriter (Fitz and The Tantrums)
- June Nash: Actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68.
- Sugar Babies opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Commodores - Sail On
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- M - Pop Muzik
- Donna Summer - Dim All The Lights
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
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