Monday 20 August 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tara Shaffer and Kimberly Stewart.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Sundance.
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1979 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Tara Shaffer: Miss Ohio Teen USA (1996).
- Kimberly Stewart: American noted family, the daughter of rock star Rod Stewart and his wife Alana.
- Haha : South Korean entertainer.
- Sarah Borwell: English tennis player.
- Jamie Cullum: English singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Cory Sullivan: American baseball player
- Christian Dotremont: Belgian painter and writer (Born 1922).
- India Premier Charan Singh resigns
- Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed
- The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
- Grenada recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Chic - Good Times
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
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