Monday July 16, 1979
US date format: 7/16/1979, UK date format: 16/7/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Jayma Mays and Fat Man (atomic explosion).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.
In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits.
Pacific Inferno, directed by Rolf Bayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Bomb Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 16, 1979?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Premier / President al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
- Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 16, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Chic - Good Times
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- ConFunkShun - Chase Me
- The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
- KC And The Sunshine Band - Do You Wanna Go Party
- Teena Marie - I'm A Sucker For Your Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 16If July 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 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?