Friday November 16, 1979
US date format: 11/16/1979, UK date format: 16/11/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Çağla Kubat and Michael Faustino.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Still by Commodores.
In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits.
Last Hurrah for Chivalry, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anna.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Attack or Bowling.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 16, 1979?
- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
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- Paul McCartney releases Wonderful Christmas
- The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 16, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Commodores - Still
- Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Rufus And Chaka Khan - Do You Love What You Feel
- Nature's Divine - I Just Can't Control Myself
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Bar-Kays - Move Your Boogie Body
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 16If November 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 26 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?