Tuesday November 20, 1979
US date format: 11/20/1979, UK date format: 20/11/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Maree Bowden and Ericson Alexander Molano.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand.
In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits.
I'm for the Hippopotamus, directed by Italo Zingarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emilia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Radar Scope.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 20, 1979?
- Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
- Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
- United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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- Grand Mosque Seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from French special forces to put down the uprising.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 20, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Commodores - Still
- Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Rufus And Chaka Khan - Do You Love What You Feel
- Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
- Nature's Divine - I Just Can't Control Myself
- Smokey Robinson - Cruisin'
- Bar-Kays - Move Your Boogie Body
- Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep - Part 1
- Switch - I Call Your Name
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 20If November 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 10 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 30 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?