Tuesday August 28, 1979
US date format: 8/28/1979, UK date format: 28/8/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 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 Ruth Riley and Nataša Vojnović.
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 Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Moment in Time.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 28, 1979?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
- Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
- The death toll of the previous day's IRA bombing reaches 5 when Doreen Knatchbull, Baroness Brabourne, 83, dies in a hospital as a result of her injuries.
- Simonow: Writer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 28, 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 28If August 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 3 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?