Friday 13 July 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, 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 13 July 1979 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
- Libuse Prusova: Czech tennis player.
- Craig Bellamy: Welsh footballer.
- Daniel Díaz: Argentinian footballer.
- Jonathan Goulet: Canadian mixed martial artist.
- Libuše Průšová: Czech tennis player.
- Lucinda Ruh: Swiss figure skater and coach
- Fernando Salazar: Mexican footballer
- Melissa Duarte: American youth stricken with a rare disease, a sudden fatality. A popular high school senior and soccer player in Rochester, MA. With flu-like symptoms, she stayed home from school on 9/06/1996 and when her folks came home from work, they found her dead. Meningococcemia had triggered a massive hemorrhage of her heart and lungs. It was the second local case in a week. There are a handful of such rare cases each year but two out of three people die within 24 hours. As the bacteria can be transmitt
- George Harrison releases Faster
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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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