Saturday 27 October 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Léa Salamé and Joana Zimmer.
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 Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Temple of Apshai.
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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Léa Salamé
- Joana Zimmer
- Susie Castillo: Miss USA 2003, Susie is the 3rd Hispanic to win the title of Miss USA and the first Latina from Massachusetts.
- Hiroyuki Yamamoto: Japanese footballer.
- Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
- St. Vincent and Grenadines becomes independent of the UK (National Day)
- Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide.
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