Friday September 14, 1979
US date format: 9/14/1979, UK date format: 14/9/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Ivica Olic and Catalina Cruz.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Face the Music.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invasion Orion or Deep Scan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 14, 1979?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Raymond Loucheur: Composer, dies at 80.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 14, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Chic - Good Times
- Commodores - Sail On
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- Chic - Good Times
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- The O'Jays - Sing A Happy Song
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- GQ - Make My Dreams A Reality
- Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 14If September 14, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 25 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?