Thursday November 08, 1979
US date format: 11/8/1979, UK date format: 8/11/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Géraldine Lapalus and Dania Ramírez.
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 Radar Scope or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 08, 1979?
- ABC broadcasts Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to Nightline)
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 08, 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 08If November 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 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?