Tuesday December 11, 1979
US date format: 12/11/1979, UK date format: 11/12/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Clélie Mathias and Rider Strong.
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 Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Lord Schmetterhemd.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 11, 1979?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 11, 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 11If December 11, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 18 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?