Tuesday 24 July 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits.
The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Anne-Gaëlle Sidot: French tennis player who turned professional in 1994.
- Alexis Mateo: Puerto Rican drag queen performer.
- Jerrod Niemann: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Stat Quo: American rapper and producer.
- Valerio Scassellati: Italian race car driver.
- Mark Smith: American author
- Ryan Speier: American baseball player
- Rose Byrne: Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of 1967, which brought her a Venice Film Festival award for Best Actress. From 2007 to 2012, she played Ellen Parsons in the cable television series Damages, which earned her two Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations. Along with co-star Glenn Close, she appeared in all of the show's fifty-nine episodes. Byrne has also starred in
- Lee Si-yeon: South Korean actress
- Anne-Gaelle Sidot: French tennis player
- Mark Andrew Smith: American graphic novelist
- Jose Valverde: American baseball player
- Archie Duncan: Actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65.
- President Carter names Paul Volcker, President of Federal Reserves
- Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Chic - Good Times
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- John Stewart - Gold
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
- Electric Light Orchestra - Shine A Little Love
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
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