Sunday 17 June 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cawey Schau and Zafar Rushdie.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Hot Stuff by Donna Summer.
In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
The Muppet Movie, directed by James Frawley, 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 Big Jim and the Figaro Club.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Lunar Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1979 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Cawey Schau: Seattle, Washington -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics).
- Zafar Rushdie: British businessman who runs his own public relations company.
- Tyson Apostol: Reality Star.
- Young Maylay: American rapper producer and voice actor.
- Nick Rimando: American soccer player.
- Sarava closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
- 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
- Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
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