Thursday 26 July 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Franck Nivard and Friedrich Michau.
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.
On TV people were watching Eat Bulaga.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Tail Gunner.
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Which were the important events of 26 July 1979 ?
- Franck Nivard: French race horse trainer, harnessed trot driver and jockey, who has won the Prix d'Amérique three times - on Meaulnes du Corta (2009) and on Ready Cash (2011, 2012).
- Friedrich Michau: German rugby player.
- Derek Paravicini: British autistic savant.
- Peter Sarno: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Mageina Tovah: American actress.
- Erik Westrum: American ice hockey player
- Estimated 109 cm (43 inches) of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record).
- (to July 27) In Saint Louis, Missouri, Auction '79 is held by four large coin companies: Paramount, Rare Coin Company of America, Stack's, and Superior.
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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
- David Naughton - Makin' It
- 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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