Tuesday 31 July 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Per Kr?ldrup and J J Furmaniak.
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 Dungeon of Death or Radar Scope.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 July 1979 ?
- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Per Kr?ldrup: Danish footballer.
- J J Furmaniak: American baseball player.
- B J Novak: American actor.
- Nadia Roccia: Italian homicide victim, strangled to death at 18 by her school mates, girl friends Ana Maria Potticelli and Mariena Sica, at Castelluccio dei Sauri.
- BJ Novak: TV Actor.
- Jaco Erasmus: South African-born Italian rugby player
- J Furmaniak: American baseball player
- Per Krøldrup: Danish footballer
- Jade Kwan: Hong Kong singer-songwriter
- Carlos Marchena: Spanish footballer
- B Novak: American actor director producer and screenwriter
- But Never Jam Today opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances
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
- David Naughton - Makin' It
- 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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