Thursday 12 July 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nikos Barlos and Maya Kobayashi.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits.
Dracula, directed by John Badham, 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 Sapphire & Steel.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Star Fire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 July 1979 ?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:12 July
- Kalervo Tuukkanen: Composer, dies at 69.
- Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild and causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
- Ian Palce joins Whitesnake
- Kiribati (Gilbert and Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain.
- The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
- Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love
- John Stewart - Gold
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