Friday 24 August 1979
It was Friday, 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.
Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, 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..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1979 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Markus Walger: German rugby player.
- Vahur Afanasjev: Estonian author and poet.
- Orlando Engelaar: Dutch footballer.
- Elva Hsiao: Taiwanese singer and actress.
- Kaki King: American guitarist and composer.
- Michael Redd: American basketball player
- Cars play concert in New York Central Park
- NFL fans (60,916) choose old New England Patriots' logo over new.
- Ghana recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
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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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