Saturday November 17, 1979
US date format: 11/17/1979, UK date format: 17/11/1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Fabrice Salanson and Azita Ghanizada.
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 Sundance or Cosmic Guerilla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 17, 1979?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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- Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball
- Khomeini frees most black and female US hostages
- On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first
- New York Stars (Women's Professional Basketball League) home opener at Madison Square Gardens in New York City.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 17, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?