Sunday 26 August 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ruben Pazos and Yagmur Sar?gul.
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.
On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monkey Magic or Star Raiders.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1979 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Ruben Pazos: Spanish footballer.
- Yagmur Sar?gul: Turkish Musician (maNga).
- Jamal Lewis: American football player.
- Cristian Mora: Ecuadorian footballer.
- Rubén Pazos: Spanish footballer.
- Allison Robertson: American guitarist (The Donnas)
- Yağmur Sarıgül: Turkish guitarist and songwriter (maNga)
- Mika Waltari: Finnish novelist, playwright and short story writer, the best-known author of his country.
- Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Chic - Good Times
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
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