Saturday October 06, 1979
US date format: 10/6/1979, UK date format: 6/10/1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 6, 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 Zoé Shepard and Richard Seymour.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Face the Music.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Aim for the Ace!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 06, 1979?
- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- See more
- Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
- Federal Reserve System changes from an interest rate target policy to a money supply target policy.
- Peter Brock wins the Bathurst 1000 by a record 6 laps, with a lap record on the last lap.
- Lesotho recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 06, 1979?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial
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
Top #4 songs in the UK
Make this day unforgettable
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Days to next October 06If October 06, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 days.
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 06, 1979?
On October 06, 1979 several famous people were born including, Zoé Shepard, David Di Tommaso, Richard Seymour.
Which famous people died on October 06, 1979?
Famous people died on October 06, 1979 include, Elizabeth Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop.
What was the number one song in October 06, 1979?
The number one song in the week of October 06, 1979 was Sad Eyes by Robert John in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.
What were the top hits on October 06, 1979?
The top hits on October 06, 1979 were Sad Eyes by Robert John, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.