Tuesday July 17, 1979
US date format: 7/17/1979, UK date format: 17/7/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Mike Vogel and QPark .
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 Sundance or Ozma Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 17, 1979?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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- 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
- All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Simone Veil becomes Chairman of European Parliament
- Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo, Norway.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 17, 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 17If July 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 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?