Wednesday 26 September 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Baptiste Poux and Jon Harley.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek: Phaser Strike or Warrior.
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- Jean-Baptiste Poux
- Jon Harley: English footballer.
- Simon Kirch: German sprinter.
- Naomichi Marufuji: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Fuifui Moimoi: New Zealand rugby league footballer.
- Cameron Mooney: Australian footballer.
- Jaycie Phelps: Indianapolis, Indiana -- Gymnast (World-brz-95 / Olympics - Gold - 1996).
- Taavi Rõivas: Estonian politician 16th Prime Minister of Estonia.
- Jacob Tierney: Canadian actor director and screenwriter.
- 1984 summer Los Angeles Olympic coverage sold to ABC for US$225 million.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Herb Alpert - Rise
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
- Commodores - Sail On
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
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