Monday 17 December 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cheri Vivette and Ryan Key.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Duchess of Duke Street.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or Auto Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1979 ?
- Cheri Vivette: Alexander; Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1997).
- Ryan Key: American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard).
- Charlotte Edwards: English cricketer.
- Jaimee Foxworth: American actress and porn star.
- Matt Murley: American ice hockey player.
- Paul Smith: English footballer
- Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 km/h (record for wheeled vehicle)
- Stanley Barrett in Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 km/h (739.666 MPH, record for wheeled vehicle).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Styx - Babe
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Commodores - Still
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
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