Monday 16 July 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kim[berly] Rhode and Maria Labianca.
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 Adventure or Apple Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 July 1979 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Kim[berly] Rhode: Whittier, California -- Double trap (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Maria Labianca: Italian homicide.
- Jayma Mays: American actress.
- Chris Mihm: American basketball player.
- Douglas Murray: Scottish journalist and author.
- Mai Nakamura: Japanese swimmer
- Nathan Rogers: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Konstantin Skrylnikov: Russian footballer
- Premier / President al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
- Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
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
- Chic - Good Times
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
- Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love
- John Stewart - Gold
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
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