Friday August 10, 1979
US date format: 8/10/1979, UK date format: 10/8/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 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 Rémy Martin and Joanna García.
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 4-Player Bowling Alley or NASL Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 10, 1979?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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- Ecuador adopts its constitution
- Michael Jackson releases his breakthrough album ''Off the Wall''. It sells 7 million copies in the United States alone, making it a 7x platinum album.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 10, 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 10If August 10, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 22 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?