Monday August 27, 1979
US date format: 8/27/1979, UK date format: 27/8/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 27, 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 Aaron Paul and Carmen Monarcha.
In that special week of August 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.
Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, 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 A Moment in Time.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invasion Orion or Speed Freak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 27, 1979?
- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- 18 British militia die in ambush / bomb attack in Northern Ireland
- A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (see Warrenpoint ambush).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 27, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Knack - My Sharona
- Chic - Good Times
- Barbra Streisand - The Main Event & Fight
- Earth, Wind and Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
- Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
- Maxine Nightingale - Lead Me On
- Robert John - Sad Eyes
- Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Chic - Good Times
- Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
- Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
- Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure
- Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights
- Cameo - I Just Want To Be
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Mass Production - Firecracker
- Teena Marie - I'm A Sucker For Your Love
- Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 27If August 27, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 days.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 the zodiac sign was Virgo.
Who was the US President on August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 27, 1979?
On August 27, 1979 several famous people were born including, Aaron Paul, Carmen Monarcha, Giovanni Capitello.
Which famous people died on August 27, 1979?
Famous people died on August 27, 1979 include, Boleslaw Szabelski, Louis Mountbatten.
What was the number one song in August 27, 1979?
The number one song in the week of August 27, 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard in UK.
What were the top hits on August 27, 1979?
The top hits on August 27, 1979 were My Sharona by The Knack, Good Times by Chic, The Main Event & Fight by Barbra Streisand in US and We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard, Cars by Gary Numan, Bang Bang by BA Robertson in UK.