Thursday August 02, 1979
US date format: 8/2/1979, UK date format: 2/8/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Susanne Bormann and Marco Bonura.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Doing Time, directed by Dick Clement, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Space Fever.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 02, 1979?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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- Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 02, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Chic - Good Times
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- ConFunkShun - Chase Me
- The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Stephanie Mills - What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'
- Teena Marie - I'm A Sucker For Your Love
- McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 02If August 02, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 02, 1979?
On August 02, 1979 several famous people were born including, Susanne Bormann, Donna Air, Marco Bonura.
Which famous people died on August 02, 1979?
Famous people died on August 02, 1979 include, Thurman Munson, Thurmon Munson.
What was the number one song in August 02, 1979?
The number one song in the week of August 02, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.
What were the top hits on August 02, 1979?
The top hits on August 02, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Good Times by Chic, Ring My Bell by Anita Ward in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.