Thursday 20 September 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sean Davis and Rakel Liekki.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeon of Death or Temple of Apshai.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 September 1979 ?
- Sean Davis: English footballer and journalist.
- Rakel Liekki: Finnish porn actress and journalist.
- Dan Sells: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Feeling and Speedway).
- Wilfried Tevoedjre: Beninese swimmer.
- Ludvik Svoboda: Czech General / politician, dies at 83.
- Coup in Central African Republic: David Dacko overthrows Emperor Bokassa I
- Jose E dod Santos becomes President of Angola
- A coup d'etat in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Commodores - Sail On
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
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