Saturday 17 November 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Spring .
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.
Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Monkey Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 November 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
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- 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.
- Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
- Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and African American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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