Monday 15 October 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maris Verpakovskis and Jaci Velasquez.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or Warrior.
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Which were the important events of 15 October 1979 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Maris Verpakovskis: Latvian footballer.
- Jaci Velasquez: Rock Singer.
- Bohemia : Pakistani-American rapper and producer.
- Blue Adams: American football player and coach.
- Jekaterina Golovatenko: Estonian figure skater.
- 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stadium)
- Chinese Premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
- Military coup in El Salvador: President / General Carlos Romero flees
- In Imperial Valley, California, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurs.
- New York Knicks retire second number, 10, Walt Frazier.
- Black Monday in Malta. The Building of the Times of Malta, the residence of the opposition leader Eddie Fenech Adami and several Nationalist Party clubs are ransacked and destroyed by supporters of the Malta Labour Party.
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