Monday 30 July 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Clotilde Hesme and Carlos Arroyo.
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.
More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, 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 The Datestones of Ryn or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 July 1979 ?
- Vanuatu - Independence Day
- St. Julitta (a martyr)
- St. Sennen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
- Clotilde Hesme: French actress, best known for playing Lilie in Philippe Garrel's "Regular Lovers" (2005) and Alice in Christophe Honoré's "Love Songs" (2007).
- Carlos Arroyo: Puerto Rican basketball player and singer.
- Chad Keegan: South African cricketer and coach.
- Show Luo: Taiwanese singer, television host, dancer and actor.
- Graeme McDowell: Irish golfer.
- Maya Nasser: Syrian journalist (d. 2012)
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Chic - Good Times
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- John Stewart - Gold
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Makin' It - David Naughton
- Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- I Want You To Want Me (Live) - Cheap Trick
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