It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
Luna, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 September 1979 ?
- Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
- Cape Verde - National Day
- Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
- RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
- Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
- Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die and $23 million damage
- Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
- Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie
- Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1979 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979
Vogue Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
The Matarese Circle - Rob Ludlum
Sophie's Choice - William Styron
Overload - Arthur Haile
Memories of Another Day - Harold Robbins
Purina Crunchewy Chuck Wagon Dog Food (1979)
Johnnie Walkers Black Label Scotch (1979)
Doral II Cigarette (1979)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 12 September 1979 is such a special date for you!