Wednesday 20 June 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sydne Vogel and Charles Howell III.
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 Galaxian or Head On.
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Which were the important events of 20 June 1979 ?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- Sydne Vogel: Anchorage, Alaska -- Figure skater (1996 NW Pac Sr Champ).
- Charles Howell III: American professional golfer.
- Charlotte Hatherley: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ash Nightnurse and Client).
- Charles Howell: American golfer.
- Elis Meetua: Estonian footballer.
- Cael Sanderson: American olympic freestyle wrestler
- Bill Stewart, ABC television news correspondant, and his interpreter Juan Espinosa are executed by a Nicaraguan National Guard soldier while attempting to film war destruction in Nicaragua. The murders are caught on tape, and the footage is later shown on news broadcasts.
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
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- Rex Smith - You Take My Breath Away
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