Wednesday August 08, 1979
US date format: 8/8/1979, UK date format: 8/8/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 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 Paris Latsis and Benjamin Boyer.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Lunar Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 08, 1979?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
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- Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
- Nicholas Monsarrat: English sailor and author (d. 1979).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 08, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Chic - Good Times
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- ConFunkShun - Chase Me
- The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Teena Marie - I'm A Sucker For Your Love
- Stephanie Mills - What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'
- Peter Brown - Crank It Up (Funk Town) Pt. 1
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 08, 1979?
On August 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Paris Latsis, Benjamin Boyer, Rashard Lewis.
Which famous people died on August 08, 1979?
Famous people died on August 08, 1979 include, Nicholas Monsarrat.
What was the number one song in August 08, 1979?
The number one song in the week of August 08, 1979 was Bad Girls by Donna Summer in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.
What were the top hits on August 08, 1979?
The top hits on August 08, 1979 were Bad Girls by Donna Summer, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.