Friday 19 October 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marc Elliott and Jose Luis Lopez.
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 Galaxian or 4-Player Bowling Alley.
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- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Marc Elliott: British actor.
- Jose Luis Lopez: Mexican footballer.
- José López: Mexican footballer.
- Brian Robertson: American trombonist (Suburban Legends).
- Sachiko Sugiyama: Japanese volleyball player.
- Hiromi Yanagihara: Japanese singer and actress (Country Musume) (d. 1999)
- 13 Marines die in a fire at Camp Fuji, Japan as a result of Typhoon Tip. US Marine Corps
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