Tuesday October 23, 1979
US date format: 10/23/1979, UK date format: 23/10/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Vanessa Petruo and Ramon Castro.
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.
Promises in the Dark, directed by Jerome Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Apple Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 23, 1979?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 23, 1979?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.
Who was the US President on October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 23, 1979?
On October 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Vanessa Petruo, Prabhas , Ramon Castro.
What was the number one song in October 23, 1979?
The number one song in the week of October 23, 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 23, 1979?
The top hits on October 23, 1979 were Rise by Herb Alpert, Pop Muzik by M, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson 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.