Monday October 08, 1979
US date format: 10/8/1979, UK date format: 8/10/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Kristanna Loken and Paul Burchill.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
Courage fuyons, directed by Yves Robert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Temple of Apshai or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1979?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Sugar Babies opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances
- June Nash: Actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Commodores - Sail On
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- M - Pop Muzik
- Donna Summer - Dim All The Lights
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on October 08, 1979
- Miami Dolphins - Oakland Raiders : 3 - 13
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 08If October 08, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 19 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?