Friday 26 October 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Émilie Barrucand and Movsar Barayev.
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.
Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Armor Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 October 1979 ?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Émilie Barrucand: French anthropologist, author, and director of the Wayanga association (French: l’association Wayanga) that supports indigenous people's rights and the preservation of their cultures and their habitats.
- Movsar Barayev: Chechen militia leader (d. 2002).
- Josh Portman: American guitarist (Near Miss and Yellowcard).
- Park Chung-hee: President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu.
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