Sunday October 21, 1979
US date format: 10/21/1979, UK date format: 21/10/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 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 Gabe Gross and Khalil Greene.
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 Space or The Datestones of Ryn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 21, 1979?
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- 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.
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- 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 21, 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
Sport Games on October 21, 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
- Detroit Lions - New Orleans Saints : 7 - 17
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Days to next October 21If October 21, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?