Wednesday November 07, 1979
US date format: 11/7/1979, UK date format: 7/11/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 7, 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 Amy Purdy and Barney Harwood.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Heartache Tonight by Eagles.
In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits.
The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anna.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Aim for the Ace!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 07, 1979?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Willibrord
- Russia - day of the October Revolution (1917) in the Gregorian Calendar, unofficially commemorated
- Northern Catalonia - National Day, after Treaty of Pyrenees.
- Also see November 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
- U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy announces that he will challenge President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination.
- The Carl Bridgewater murder trial ends with all 4 men found guilty. James Robinson, 45, and 25-year-old Vincent Hickey are sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended 25-year minimum for murder. 18-year-old Michael Hickey is also found guilty of murder and sentenced to indefinite detention. Patrick Molloy, 53, is found guilty on a lesser charge of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
- Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert was cancelled. False Alarms on the Nuclear Front
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 07, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Commodores - Still
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
- Rufus And Chaka Khan - Do You Love What You Feel
- Nature's Divine - I Just Can't Control Myself
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- David Ruffin - Break My Heart
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 07If November 07, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 14 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?