Friday September 07, 1979
US date format: 9/7/1979, UK date format: 7/9/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Nathan Hindmarsh and Peter Hochschorner.
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 Radar Scope or Alien Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 07, 1979?
- Also see September 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Brazil - Independence day (from Portugal, 1822)
- Mozambique - Victory Day
- RC Saints - Saint Regina; Saint Evurtius (Heortius), St. Cloud (Clodoald)
- Five-day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
- The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
- The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.
- In the USA, the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN, broadcasts for the first time.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 07, 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 07If September 07, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 20 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?