It’s here, it’s all about today’s date, it’s me appreciating a good friend to me in the best way I know, today is a history lesson n I really hope u enjoy this, it’s the 31st of December, and we are going back into time today with this post because I’m celebrating a birthday, you thought it was a new years countdown, nope, I’m celebrating and making a big fuss for my southern sweety musical mate, who is such a good friend to me. So we are going back to the week ending 31st of December 1979. Just look at that top 40 below. Oh yeh happy birthday sweety and remember you are only as old as you feel, so if you want I will feel you n tell you how old you really are haha.
So if you click the name of the song in the top 40 below it should if it works (and the links stay active) take you to the tune on you tube So you can hear the full top 40 on the day you was born, how cool is that, it’s my digital version of an old fashioned top 40 being recorded on a cassette. Enjoy ar kid coz it took me awhile to do this.
There are some classics here, and also some absolute garbage, like ‘wouldn’t you have a lovely time the day we went to bang her’ lol at number 3, then at number 31 omg I used to hate that song n still do lol. Some good ones to look out for are 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,12,14,15,21,23,28,29,32,35 and 40. But my musical taste is summat u like so have a listen or just go the whole hog and listen to the lot.
Have a top day ar kid!!!!!
Here is my top 10 of all 1979, you can click on the song name to hear it in YouTube, enjoy ar kid.
01 Pink Floyd – another brick in the wall part 2
02 Gary Numan/Tubeway Army – Are friends electric?
03 The boomtown rats – I don’t like mondays
04 Gary Numan – Cars
05 Blondie – Heart of glass
06 The police – message in a bottle
07 Ian Dury & the blackheads – Hit me with your rhythm stick
08 Buggles – Video killed the radio star
09 Squeeze – Cool for cats
10 Sex pistols – Something else / Friggin in the riggin
I FORGOT TO ADD THE TOP OF THE POPS STORY OF 1979 AND THE CHRISTMAS EDITION 1979 OF TOTP
You will love friggin in the riggin, my grandparents said it was pure filth, yep lol
Onto football matters now and 31 December 1979: The decade ends with Liverpool narrowly ahead of Manchester United at the top of the First Division, having won the clash between the two on Boxing Day. Southampton and Arsenal lead the chasing group, but are eight points behind the leaders. Crystal Palace have fallen to ninth place. Bristol City have joined Derby County and Bolton Wanderers in the relegation zone. No mention of chelsea and man city eh lol. I think we were a bit rubbish lol. So let’s see how the footy finished in the 79/80 in the first and second divisions. Results below are your team chelsea in the week around new years eve.
Bob Paisley’s Liverpool retained their league championship trophy after fighting off a determined challenge by Dave Sexton’s Manchester United. Nottingham Forest failed to make a serious title challenge but compensated for this by retaining the European Cup.
Much of the attention in the early part of the season focused on Manchester City where Malcolm Allison had dismantled the side selling international talents such as Asa Hartford and Peter Barnes and replacing them with unknowns and the uncapped Steve Daley for £1.5 million. City had a mediocre season including an FA Cup defeat by Fourth Division Halifax Town.
|10||West Bromwich Albion||42||11||19||12||54||50||+4||41|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion||42||11||15||16||47||57||−10||37|
Leicester City, Sunderland and Birmingham City ended their relatively short spells in the Second Division and occupied the division’s three promotion places. Going down were Fulham, Burnley and Charlton Athletic.
|5||Queens Park Rangers||42||18||13||11||75||53||+22||49|
|7||West Ham United||42||20||7||15||54||43||+11||47|
|10||Preston North End||42||12||19||11||56||52||+4||43|
What was on bbc tv 31/12/1979
Ok onto the ITV channel 31/12/1979
Ok now it’s your history for 31st December.
|1.||Kramer vs. Kramer||Columbia||$106,260,000|
|2.||The Amityville Horror||American International Pictures||$86,432,520|
|3.||Rocky II||United Artists||$85,182,160|
|5.||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Paramount||$82,258,456|
|6.||Alien||20th Century Fox||$80,931,801|
|10.||The Muppet Movie||Associated Film Distribution||$65,200,000|
My top 10 films of 1979
01 The warriors
02 The wanderers
06 Mad Max
07 The Amityville horror
08 Rocky II
09 Escape from Alcatraz
10 Monty pythons Life of Brian
Events (all from wikipedia)
- 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul.
- 535 – Byzantine general Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Gothic garrison of Palermo (Panormos), and ending his consulship for the year.
- 870 – Battle of Englefield: The Vikings clash with ealdorman Æthelwulf of Berkshire. The invaders are driven back to Reading (East Anglia), many Danes are killed.
- 1225 – The Lý dynasty of Vietnam ends after 216 years by the enthronement of the boy emperor Trần Thái Tông, husband of the last Lý monarch, Lý Chiêu Hoàng, starting the Trần dynasty.
- 1229 – James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christianreconquest of the island of Majorca.
- 1501 – The First Battle of Cannanore commences.
- 1600 – The British East India Company is chartered.
- 1660 – James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
- 1687 – The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1757 – Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issues her ukase incorporating Königsberg into Russia.
- 1759 – Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.
- 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery.
- 1790 – Efimeris, the oldest Greek newspaper of which issues have survived till today, is published for the first time.
- 1796 – The incorporation of Baltimore as a city.
- 1831 – Gramercy Park is deeded to New York City.
- 1853 – A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an iguanodon created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London, England.
- 1857 – Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, then a small logging town, as the capital of Canada.
- 1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.
- 1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River begins near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- 1878 – Karl Benz, working in Mannheim, Germany, filed for a patent on his first reliable two-stroke gas engine, and he was granted the patent in 1879.
- 1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
- 1906 – Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar signs the Persian Constitution of 1906.
- 1907 – The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in Manhattan.
- 1944 – World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany.
- 1944 – World War II: Operation Nordwind, the last major German offensive on the Western Front begins.
- 1946 – President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
- 1951 – The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.
- 1955 – General Motors becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.
- 1961 – RTÉ, Ireland’s state broadcaster, launches its first national television service.
- 1963 – The Central African Federation officially collapses, subsequently becoming Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.
- 1965 – Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d’état against the government of President David Dacko.
- 1968 – The first flight of the Tupolev Tu-144, the first civilian supersonic transport.
- 1981 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann‘s PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
- 1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.
- 1983 – In Nigeria a coup d’état led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Second Nigerian Republic.
- 1986 – Arson at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97 people and injures 140.
- 1991 – All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date five days after the Soviet Union is officially dissolved.
- 1992 – Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- 1994 – This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC−10:00 to UTC+14:00, respectively.
- 1994 – The First Chechen War: Russian army began a New Year’s storming of Grozny.
- 1998 – The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency.
- 1999 – First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.
- 1999 – The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.
- 1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.
- 2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft).
- 2009 – Both a blue moon and a lunar eclipse occur.
- 2010 – Tornadoes touch down in midwestern and southern United States, including Washington County, Arkansas; Greater St. Louis, Sunset Hills, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma, with a few tornadoes in the early hours. A total 36 tornadoes touched down, resulting in the deaths of nine people and $113 million in damages.
- 2011 – NASA succeeds in putting the first of two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory satellites in orbit around the Moon.
- 2014 – A New Year’s Eve celebration stampede in Shanghai kills at least 36 people and injures 49 others.
- 2015 – A fire broke out at the Downtown Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates located near the Burj Khalifa two hours before the fireworks display was due to commence. Sixteen injuries were reported; one had a heart attack, another suffered a major injury, and fourteen others with minor injuries.