Sunday December 16, 1979
US date format: 12/16/1979, UK date format: 16/12/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 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 Flo Rida and Daniel Narcisse.
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 Radar Scope or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 16, 1979?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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- 68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0).
- Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, having an immediate dramatic effect on the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 16, 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
Sport Games on December 16, 1979
- Baltimore Colts - New York Giants : 31 - 7
- Buffalo Bills - Pittsburgh Steelers : 0 - 28
- Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 12 - 16
- Kansas City Chiefs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 0 - 3
- Minnesota Vikings - New England Patriots : 23 - 27
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 16If December 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 19 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 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is December 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.
Who was the US President on December 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 16, 1979?
On December 16, 1979 several famous people were born including, Flo Rida, Daniel Narcisse, Luke Harper
What was the number one song in December 16, 1979?
The number one song in the week of December 16, 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 16, 1979?
The top hits on December 16, 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