Thursday 9 August 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alizah Allen and Jessica Gregory.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Coppola, 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 Prisoner: Cell Block H.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Football or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Or have a look at the whole 1979.
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1979 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Alizah Allen: NYC, New York -- Figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr Champ).
- Jessica Gregory: Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997).
- Michael Kingma: Australian basketball player.
- Lisa Nandy: English lawyer and politician.
- Tony Stewart: American football player.
- English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Search For Your Ancestors
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?