Thursday 23 August 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. 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 23 August 1979 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Jessica Bibby: Australian basketball player.
- Saskia Clark: English sailor.
- Ritchie Neville: English singer and actor (Five).
- Edgar Sosa: Mexican boxer.
- Zuzana Váleková: Slovak tennis player.
- Richard Hearne: Actor (Captain Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70.
- Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
- Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in New York City.
- Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
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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 ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 23 August 1979 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?