Monday 17 September 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chuck Comeau and Sandra Johnson.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Struck by Lightning.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or Dungeon of Death.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1979 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Chuck Comeau: Canadian musician (Simple Plan).
- Sandra Johnson: YouTube Star.
- Steffen Algreen: Danish footballer.
- Akin Ayodele: American football player.
- Billy Miller: American actor.
- Flo Rida: American rapper
- Miloslav Kabelac: Composer, dies at 71.
- Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72)
- Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles / triples / HRs in a season
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Commodores - Sail On
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
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