Sunday August 12, 1979
US date format: 8/12/1979, UK date format: 12/8/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 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 Cindy Klassen and Austra Skujytė.
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 Lunar Rescue or Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 12, 1979?
- Whoopee! closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances
- Iran press censors start massive book burnings
- Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
- Sir Ernst Boris Chain: British biochemist, Nobel laureate (Born...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 12, 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 12If August 12, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 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?