Monday December 10, 1979
US date format: 12/10/1979, UK date format: 10/12/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Matt Bentley and Iain Brunnschweiler.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Babe by Styx.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Being There, directed by Hal Ashby, 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 Lord Schmetterhemd.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 10, 1979?
- Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster (Life is Worth Living), dies from a heart attack in New York City, New York at age 84.
- Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament.
- Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
- Ann Dvorak: Actress (G Men, Life of Her Own,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 10, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Styx - Babe
- Commodores - Still
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- Eagles - Heartache Tonight
- Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on December 10, 1979
- Pittsburgh Steelers - Houston Oilers : 17 - 20
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 10If December 10, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 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?