Friday 29 June 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alexis Malone and Alejo Sauras.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward.
In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fast wia im richtigen Leben.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Galaxian.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
- Seychelles - Independence Day.
- Alexis Malone
- Alejo Sauras
- Abz Love: English singer DJ and producer (Five).
- Artur Avila
- Clementine Ford
- Stephanie Lemelin
- Andy O'Brien: English footballer.
- Marleen Veldhuis: Dutch swimmer.
- Abz Love (formerly known as Abs Breen): English DJ and singer (Five).
- Bar?s Akarsu: Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007).
- Barış Akarsu: Turkish singer guitarist and actor (d. 2007).
- Matthew Bode: Australian Rules football player.
- Yehuda Levi: Israeli actor and model.
- Lowell George: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Little Feat and The Mothers of Invention) (d. 1979).
- Moonraker premieres in US
- San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Donna Summer - Bad Girls
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s In Love
- Supertramp - The Logical Song
- Kenny Rogers - She Believes In Me
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Rex Smith - You Take My Breath Away
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