Saturday 4 August 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brandi Siegel and Robin Peterson.
In that special week of August 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 Prisoner: Cell Block H.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Speed Freak or Aim for the Ace!.
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1979 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Brandi Siegel: Miami, Florida -- Rhythmic gymnast (1996 Olympics).
- Robin Peterson: South African cricketer.
- Italian government of Cossiga begins
- Opening game of the ''American Football Bundesliga'' played between Frankfurter Löwen and Düsseldorf Panther, first-ever league game of American football in Germany.ref name=quotTurnquot Google book review: Turnen and sport: transatlantic transfers author: Annette R. Hofmann, accessed: 12 January 2010
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 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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