Sunday 21 October 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Khalil Greene and Gabe Gross.
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 Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 21 October 1979
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1979 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Khalil Greene: American baseball player.
- Gabe Gross: American baseball player.
- Karl Harris: English motorcycle racer (d. 2014).
- Shiho Takano: Japanese actress.
- 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
- Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
- Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
- Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
- Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
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Sport Games on 21 October 1979
- Atlanta Falcons - San Francisco 49ers : 15 - 20
- Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 14 - 13
- Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 27 - 30
- Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns : 27 - 28
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
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
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?