Sunday 12 August 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Austra Skujyte and DJ Houlton.
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 Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1979 ?
- Austra Skujyte: Lithuanian athlete.
- DJ Houlton: American baseball player.
- D Houlton: American baseball player.
- Ian Hutchinson: English motorcycle racer.
- Cindy Klassen: Canadian speed skater.
- Austra Skujytė: Lithuanian pentathlete
- Sir Ernst Boris Chain: British biochemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1906).
- Whoopee! closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances
- Iran press censors start massive book burnings
- Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
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