Friday 10 August 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rémy Martin and Matthew Messing.
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.
Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, 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 Basic Programming or Speed Freak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1979 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Rémy Martin: French rugby union footballer.
- Matthew Messing: American youth, an accidental death victim; a hockey player who suffered a severe blow to his chest during a hockey game and died 1/18/1995, 7:20 PM EST, Quincy, MA.
- June Shannon: Family Member.
- Joanna Garcia: American actress.
- Dinusha Fernando: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- Ted Geoghegan: American author screenwriter and producer
- Brandon Lyon: American baseball player
- Yannick Schroeder: French race car driver
- Ecuador adopts its constitution
- Michael Jackson releases his breakthrough album ''Off the Wall''. It sells 7 million copies in the United States alone, making it a 7x platinum album.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
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