Monday August 20, 1979
US date format: 8/20/1979, UK date format: 20/8/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 20, 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 Kimberly Stewart and Jamie Cullum.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Org, directed by Fernando Birri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or The Datestones of Ryn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1979?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
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- India Premier Charan Singh resigns
- Singer Vikki Carr and Michael Nilsson wed
- The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
- Grenada recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
American noted family, the daughter of...
English singer-songwriter and pianist.
Miss Ohio Teen USA (1996).
South Korean entertainer.
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Belgian painter and writer (Born 1922).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 1979?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 20, 1979?
On August 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, Kimberly Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Tara Shaffer.
Which famous people died on August 20, 1979?
Famous people died on August 20, 1979 include, Christian Dotremont.
What was the number one song in August 20, 1979?
The number one song in the week of August 20, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats in UK.
What were the top hits on August 20, 1979?
The top hits on August 20, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats, We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Angeleyes / Voulez Vous by Abba in UK.