Friday 17 August 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Antwaan Randle El and Marcus Patric.
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.
On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1979 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Antwaan Randle El: American football player.
- Marcus Patric: English actor.
- Antwaan El: American football player and journalist.
- 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
- Two Soviet Aeroflot jetliners collide in mid-air over Ukraine, killing 156
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Good Times
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Raydio - You Can't Change That
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
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