Friday November 23, 1979
US date format: 11/23/1979, UK date format: 23/11/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 23, 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 Kelly Brook and Ivica Kostelic.
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 Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emilia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 23, 1979?
- Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
- Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
- Georgia - St George's Day
- R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
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- In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 23, 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 23If November 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 40 years, 9 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 1 day.
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?