Tuesday 28 August 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shaila Durcal and Markus Proll.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack.
In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carol Burnett & Company.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 August 1979 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Shaila Durcal: Spanish singer.
- Markus Proll: German footballer.
- Shaila Dúrcal: Spanish singer-songwriter.
- Robert Hoyzer: German footballer and referee.
- Kristen Hughes: Australian netball player.
- Simonow: Writer.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1979 ?
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
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