Monday 11 June 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer.
In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Rocky II, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 June 1979 ?
- Ali Boussaboun: Moroccan-Dutch footballer.
- Amy Duggan: Australian footballer and journalist.
- Tõnu Endrekson: Estonian rower.
- Rino Razalan: Japanese-American dancer and choreographer.
- Amy Taylor: Australian television presenter and model.
- Michael Welsh: American musical prodigy known as Monster Mike in the music world by 14, playing guitar like B.B. King. He got his first guitar at eight and as a young teen, plays with his band all over the Boston area, just having finished his first album. At school he's a normal kid, but his classmates don't have a clue of his "other life."
- August Maes: Flemish actor / director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85.
- John Wayne American film actor starring in over 250 films dies at age 72 after battling cancer for m: Stagecoach (1939), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962).
- Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
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