Friday 17 August 1979
It was Friday, 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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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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
- Marcus Patric: English actor.
- Antwaan El: American football player and journalist.
- Antwaan Randle El: American football player.
- 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
- Two Soviet Aeroflot jetliners collide in mid-air over Ukraine, killing 156
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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?