Monday October 15, 1979
US date format: 10/15/1979, UK date format: 15/10/1979
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It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 15, 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 Jaci Velasquez and Ehrinn Cummings.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
Tess, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Quest For The Best by Stanley Marcus was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Alien Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 15, 1979?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stadium)
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 15, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- GQ - I Do Love You
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- David Ruffin - Break My Heart
- The O'Jays - Sing A Happy Song
Sport Games on October 15, 1979
- Minnesota Vikings - New York Jets : 7 - 14
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