Tuesday 21 August 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1979 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Kelis Rogers-Jones: American singer.
- Kelis : Pop Singer.
- Joe Gorga: Reality Star.
- Aiesha Lee Hendrick: Miss New York Teen USA (1996).
- Ashley Whitney: Nashville, Tennessee -- 800m freestyle relay (1996 Olympics).
- Giuseppe Meazza: Italian footballer (Born 1910).
- Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 21 August 1979 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?