Tuesday 14 August 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Good Times by Chic.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1979 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Jeremie Brechet: French footballer (soccer player) who currently plays for Ligue 2 club Gazélec Ajaccio.
- Yoichiro Morikawa: Japanese film director.
- Tony Meilhon: French murderer, he killed Laëtitia Perrais in the night of 18 to 19 January 2011.
- Jérémie Bréchet: French footballer.
- Paul Burgess: Australian pole vaulter.
- Yōichirō Morikawa: Japanese actor director and screenwriter
- Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a three hour duration.
- A freak storm during the Fastnet Race results in the death of 15 sailors.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
- Raydio - You Can't Change That
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