Sunday October 14, 1979
US date format: 10/14/1979, UK date format: 14/10/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 14, 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 Stacy Keibler and Coty Strickler.
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 Cutie Q or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 14, 1979?
- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
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- 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
- Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
- Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
- The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands ''an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people'', and draws 200,000 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 14, 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
Sport Games on October 14, 1979
- Atlanta Falcons - Oakland Raiders : 19 - 50
- Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 7 - 17
- Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 24 - 10
- Detroit Lions - Green Bay Packers : 16 - 24
- Houston Oilers - Baltimore Colts : 28 - 16
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 14If October 14, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 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 October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 14, 1979?
On October 14, 1979 several famous people were born including, Stacy Keibler, Coty Strickler, Liina-Grete Lilender
What was the number one song in October 14, 1979?
The number one song in the week of October 14, 1979 was Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK
What were the top hits on October 14, 1979?
The top hits on October 14, 1979 were Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Rise by Herb Alpert, Sad Eyes by Robert John in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK