Friday August 03, 1979
US date format: 8/3/1979, UK date format: 3/8/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 3, 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 Evangeline Lilly and Donna Air.
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 Space or 4-Player Bowling Alley.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 03, 1979?
- St. Walthen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
- Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
- St. Nicodemus
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- Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, Rhode Island.
- Dictator Francisco Macías Nguema of Equatorial Guinea is overthrown in a bloody coup d'état lead by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
- Renato Fasano: Composer, dies at 76.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 03, 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 03If August 03, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 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?