Thursday August 09, 1979
US date format: 8/9/1979, UK date format: 9/8/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 9, 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 Michael Kingma and Jessica Gregory.
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 Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Basic Programming.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 09, 1979?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
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- English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 09, 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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Days to next August 09If August 09, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 14 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?