Thursday 18 October 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Kenji Wu: Taiwanese singer and actor.
- Jothika: Indian actress.
- Jaroslav Drobný: Czech footballer.
- Hikaru Kawamura: Japanese model.
- 'Ana Po'uhila: Tongan shot putter hammer and discus thrower.
- Ne-Yo : R&B Singer
- Camel Meriem: French footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Apollon Limassol as a midfielder, having previously played for Sochaux, Bordeaux, Marseille, Monaco, Aris and Arles-Avignon. He has represented France at international level.
- Beatlemania opens in London
- Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
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