Tuesday 2 October 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maja Ivarsson and Beckie King.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John.
In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits.
10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Legend of King Arthur.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Adventure.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Maja Ivarsson: Swedish singer-songwriter (The Sounds).
- Beckie King
- Nathan Marlow
- Brianna Brown: Soap Opera Actress.
- Mama Bee: Vine Star.
- Primož Brezec: Slovenian basketball player.
- Francisco Fonseca: Mexican footballer.
- Primoz Brezec: Slovenian basketball player.
- Arta Dobroshi: Kosovar actress.
- Yann Cucherat: French gymnast, who won a bronze medal in parallel bars at the 2005 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Commodores - Sail On
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- M - Pop Muzik
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Donna Summer - Dim All The Lights
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