Saturday October 20, 1979
US date format: 10/20/1979, UK date format: 20/10/1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 John Krasinski and Nargis Fakhri.
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 Basic Programming or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 20, 1979?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Bob Dylan appears on SNL
- John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 20If October 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 23 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 20, 1979?
On October 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, John Krasinski, Nargis Fakhri, Paul O'Connell.
What was the number one song in October 20, 1979?
The number one song in the week of October 20, 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 20, 1979?
The top hits on October 20, 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.