Thursday 18 October 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kenji Wu and Jothika.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert.
In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits.
...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or The Datestones of Ryn.
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Kenji Wu: Taiwanese singer and actor.
- Jothika: Indian actress.
- Camel Meriem: French footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Apollon Limassol as a midfielder, having previously played for Sochaux, Bordeaux, Marseille, Monaco, Aris and Arles-Avignon.
- Ne-Yo : R&B Singer.
- Jaroslav Drobný: Czech footballer.
- Beatlemania opens in London
- Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
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