Friday 21 December 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tuva Novotny and Sarah Maestri.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching D'artagnan and Three Musketeers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monkey Magic or Apple Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1979 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Tuva Novotny: Swedish actress singer and director.
- Sarah Maestri: Italian film, TV and stage actress and television presenter.
- Steve Montador: Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015).
- Kristjan Sarv: Estonian actor.
- Zimbabwe adopts constitution.
- Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Styx - Babe
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Commodores - Still
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
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