Friday 8 June 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alexei Kozlov and Pete Orr.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Love You Inside Out by Bee Gees.
In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Rocky II, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sheriff or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 June 1979 ?
- Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
- World Ocean Day.
- Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
- Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
- Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta.
- Blessed Chlodulph, bishop of Metz
- Blessed Gildard, bishop of Rouen, confessor
- Blessed Maximinus, bishop of Aix en Provence
- Blessed William, bishop of York, confessor
- Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
- Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
- saint Medard, bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
- Alexei Kozlov: Estonian figure skater.
- Pete Orr: Canadian-American baseball player.
- Derek Trucks: American guitarist and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band The Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band).
- Adine Wilson: New Zealand netball player.
- Rob Holliday: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Marilyn Manson The Mission and The Prodigy).
- İpek Şenoğlu: Turkish tennis player
- Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
- Wings release Back to the Egg album
- The Source, first computer public information service, goes online.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
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