Sunday 9 September 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wayne Carlisle and Nikki DeLoach.
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 The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Read All About It!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Lunar Rescue.
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Which were the important events of 9 September 1979 ?
- North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
- California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
- Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
- Tajikistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Wayne Carlisle: Northern Irish footballer and coach.
- Nikki DeLoach: American actress and singer (Innosense).
- Solon Michaelides: Composer, dies at 73.
- 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon
- 93rd US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)
- 99th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)
- Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
- Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque.
- The long-running comic strip ''For Better or For Worse'' begins its run.
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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