Tuesday October 16, 1979
US date format: 10/16/1979, UK date format: 16/10/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Kristy Hinze and Nicola Blackwood.
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 Tail Gunner or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 16, 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 16If October 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 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?