Friday 22 June 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Leire Martinez and Thomas Voeckler.
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.
Meatballs, directed by Ivan Reitman, 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 Patrol Boat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian or Ozma Wars.
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Which were the important events of 22 June 1979 ?
- Leire Martinez: Basque singer and songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh).
- Thomas Voeckler: French athlete, a professional cyclist who has participated in several Tours de France.
- Joey Cheek: American speed skater.
- Xenofon Gittas: Greek footballer.
- Brad Hawpe: American baseball player.
- Leire Martínez: Spanish singer-songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
- Jai Rodriguez: American actor and singer
- Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
- Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit
- Pro Football Researchers Association founded at Canton, Ohio.
- Stack's of New York sells a 1907 double eagle Ultra High Relief for $225,000, a record for a gold coin at public auction.
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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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