Thursday 11 October 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Larusso (singer) and Gabe Saporta.
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.
The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Space Fever.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Larusso (singer)
- Gabe Saporta: Uruguayan American musician, he is the lead singer and primary creative force behind the synthpop band Cobra Starship.
- Matt Felker
- Andy Douglas: American professional wrestler.
- Reiko Takagaki: Japanese model and actress.
- Kim Yong-dae: South Korean footballer.
- Jamar Beasley: American football player.
- Bae Doona: South Korean model actress and photographer.
- Most Happy Fella opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
- Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing the CAT scan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1979 ?
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
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