Thursday 30 August 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Chela.
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 Galaxy Wars or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 August 1979 ?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- Juan Ignacio Chela: Argentine tennis player.
- Juan Chela: Argentinian tennis player.
- Niki Chow: Hong Kong actress and singer.
- Leon Lopez: English singer-songwriter and actor.
- Scott Richmond: Canadian baseball player.
- Tavia Yeung: Hong Kong actress and singer
- 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
- Ian Botham makes 1000 runs / 100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
- Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses
- President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Georgia
- Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
- US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Georgia.
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
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
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