August 17th, 1979, was a Friday. It was day 229 of 1979. The decade was the 1970s.
42 years, 1 months and 3 days have passed since August 17th, 1979.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 17th, 1979?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1979.
The movie "The Amityville Horror" was at the top of the box office on August 17th, 1979.
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During this time, the Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981 were taking place. At least 28 children and young adults were murdered before Wayne Williams was eventually arrested and convicted.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
The best NBA players in 1979 were Moses Malone, Marques Johnson, Elvin Hayes, George Gervin and Paul Westphal.
In 1979, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Ruud Krol, Manfred Kaltz, Michel Platini, Paolo Rossi, Trevor Francis, Liam Brady, Zbigniew Boniek, Zdenek Nehoda, Kenny Dalglish and Allan Simonsen.
"Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979.
"What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers won a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.
Movies released in 1979 included Kramer vs. Kramer, The Amityville Horror, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, 10, The Jerk, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Warriors.
The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.
Popular music artists in 1979 included The Knack, Donna Summer, Chic, Rod Stewart, Peaches & Herb, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Anita Ward, Robert John and The Bee Gees.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.
In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
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Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1979.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 1979.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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