Friday October 12, 1979
US date format: 10/12/1979, UK date format: 12/10/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Humberto Ortiz and Philipp Schoch.
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.
Courage fuyons, directed by Yves Robert, 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 Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Ozma Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 12, 1979?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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- Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
- The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 12, 1979?
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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
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 October 12If October 12, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 22 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?