Sunday 28 October 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Anastasia II
- St. Remigius
- Greece - Oxi (No) Day
- Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
- Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Salvius
- St. Abraham
- R.C. Saints - October 28th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Jude (a.k.a Saint Thaddaeus or "of James")
- St. Eadsin
- St. Simon the Zealot (erroneously a.k.a. "the Canaanite")
- St. John Dat
- St. Anglinus
- St. Ferrutius
- St. Fidelis of Como
- Saint Godwin
- St. Honoratus of Vercelli
- Martin Skoula: Czech ice hockey player.
- Natina Reed: American rapper and actress (Blaque) (d. 2012).
- Martin Škoula: Czech ice hockey player.
- Olcay Çetinkaya: Turkish footballer.
- Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
- Arnold Soboloff, American stage actor (Peter Pan), suffers a heart attack while performing in New York and dies at age 48.
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