Tuesday 17 July 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Vogel and QPark .
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 Basic Programming or Sheriff.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1979 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
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- 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
- All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Simone Veil becomes Chairman of European Parliament
- Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo, Norway.
- Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
- Maritza Sayalero of Venezuela wins the Miss Universe Pageant the stage collapses after contestants and news photographers rush to her throne.
- The Sandinista National Liberation Front concludes a successful revolutionary campaign against the U.S. backed Somoza dictatorship and assumes power in Nicaragua.
- Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo becomes prime minister of Portugal
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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