Sunday October 28, 1979
US date format: 10/28/1979, UK date format: 28/10/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Aki Hakala and Brett Dennen.
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.
Promises in the Dark, directed by Jerome Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Star Trek: Phaser Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 28, 1979?
- St. Anastasia II
- St. Remigius
- Greece - Oxi (No) Day
- Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
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- Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
- Arnold Soboloff, American stage actor (Peter Pan), suffers a heart attack while performing in New York and dies at age 48.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 28, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on October 28, 1979
- Buffalo Bills - Detroit Lions : 20 - 17
- Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 28 - 27
- Cleveland Browns - St. Louis Cardinals : 38 - 20
- Dallas Cowboys - Pittsburgh Steelers : 3 - 14
- Green Bay Packers - Miami Dolphins : 7 - 27
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?