Wednesday 24 October 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amanda Aardsma and Ben Gillies.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Temple of Apshai.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Amanda Aardsma: Miss Colorado Teen USA (1997).
- Ben Gillies: Australian drummer and songwriter (Silverchair and Tambalane).
- Marijonas Petravičius: Lithuanian basketball player.
- Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
- Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc.
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