Friday October 19, 1979
US date format: 10/19/1979, UK date format: 19/10/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 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 Jose Luis Lopez and Marc Elliott.
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.
Tess, directed by Roman Polanski, 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 Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Bomb Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1979?
- 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)
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- 13 Marines die in a fire at Camp Fuji, Japan as a result of Typhoon Tip. US Marine Corps
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- GQ - I Do Love You
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- David Ruffin - Break My Heart
- The O'Jays - Sing A Happy Song
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 19, 1979?
On October 19, 1979 several famous people were born including, Marc Elliott, Jose Luis Lopez, José López.
What was the number one song in October 19, 1979?
The number one song in the week of October 19, 1979 was Rise by Herb Alpert in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles in UK.
What were the top hits on October 19, 1979?
The top hits on October 19, 1979 were Rise by Herb Alpert, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Pop Muzik by M in US and Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, Message In A Bottle by The Police, One Day At A Time by Lena Martell in UK.