Wednesday December 12, 1979
US date format: 12/12/1979, UK date format: 12/12/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Saphia Azzeddine and Garrett Atkins.
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 Cosmic Guerilla or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 12, 1979?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Gold hits record US$462.50 an ounce.
- Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe.
- President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
- Coup d'etat of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 12, 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 12If December 12, 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.
Who was the US President on December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 12, 1979?
On December 12, 1979 several famous people were born including, Saphia Azzeddine, Garrett Atkins, Nate Clements.
What was the number one song in December 12, 1979?
The number one song in the week of December 12, 1979 was Babe by Styx in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd in UK.
What were the top hits on December 12, 1979?
The top hits on December 12, 1979 were Babe by Styx, Still by Commodores, Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, Walking On The Moon by The Police, I Have A Dream by Abba in UK.