Wednesday September 05, 1979
US date format: 9/5/1979, UK date format: 5/9/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 5, 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 John Carew and Julien Lizeroux.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Scum, directed by Alan Clarke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Face the Music.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invasion Orion or Monkey Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 05, 1979?
- Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
- Iran army occupies Piranshahr
- Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals
- Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Burma.
- Alberto di Jorio: former head of the Vatican Bank and...
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 05, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Chic - Good Times
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone
- GQ - Make My Dreams A Reality
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 05If September 05, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 12 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?