Sunday 15 July 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Travis Fimmel and Laura Benanti.
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.
On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Sundance.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 July 1979 ?
- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
- Travis Fimmel: Movie Actor.
- Laura Benanti: American musical theatre actress.
- Alexander Frei: Swiss footballer.
- Edda Garðarsdóttir: Icelandic footballer.
- Renata Kučerová: Czech tennis player.
- Gustavo Diaz Ordaz: Mexican politician, 29th President of Mexico (Born 1911).
- Morarji Desai resigns as Premier of India
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his so-called ''malaise'' speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as ''this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation'' but in which he never uses the word malaise
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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