Tuesday 21 August 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aiesha Lee Hendrick and Ashley Whitney.
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 Basic Programming or Monaco GP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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
- Aiesha Lee Hendrick: Miss New York Teen USA (1996).
- Ashley Whitney: Nashville, Tennessee -- 800m freestyle relay (1996 Olympics).
- Kelis Rogers-Jones: American singer.
- Kelis : Pop Singer.
- Joe Gorga: Reality Star.
- Giuseppe Meazza: Italian footballer (Born 1910).
- Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
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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