Monday September 17, 1979
US date format: 9/17/1979, UK date format: 17/9/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Chuck Comeau and Mikel Astarloza.
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.
Lahu Ke Do Rang, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, 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 Face the Music.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Alien Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 17, 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)
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- Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72)
- Royals George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles / triples / HRs in a season
- Miloslav Kabelac: Composer, dies at 71.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 17, 1979?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- The O'Jays - Sing A Happy Song
- GQ - Make My Dreams A Reality
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Commodores - Sail On
Sport Games on September 17, 1979
- New York Giants - Washington Redskins : 0 - 27
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 17If September 17, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 24 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?