Thursday 19 July 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Ankiel and Josué de Oliveira.
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 Odisea burbujas.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 July 1979 ?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
- Rick Ankiel: American baseball player.
- Josué de Oliveira: Brazilian footballer.
- Dilhara Fernando: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- Luke Young: English footballer.
- Michelle Heaton: English singer and actress (Liberty X).
- 2 supertankers collide off Tobago-260,000 TONS of oil spill
- Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
- Patricia Harris, becomes Secretary of HEW
- Nicaragua Liberation Day; Sandinistas take over from Somoza.
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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
- David Naughton - Makin' It
- 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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