Friday 31 August 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1979 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Clay Hensley: American baseball player.
- Mark Johnston: Canadian swimmer.
- Yuvan Raja: Indian singer-songwriter and producer.
- Ramón Santiago: Dominican baseball player.
- Noelia : Pop Singer.
- Simon Neil: Scottish singer and guitarist (Biffy Clyro)
- Mickie James: American professional wrestler
- Yuvan Shankar Raja: Indian film music composer
- Ramon Santiago: Dominican baseball player
- 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open
- Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
- Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
- Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
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