Thursday 1 February 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Julie Augustyniak and Rachelle LeFevre.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxian or NASL Soccer.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Julie Augustyniak: American soccer player.
- Rachelle LeFevre: Canadian actress.
- Valentin Elizalde: Mexican Singer (d. 2006).
- Juan Silveira dos Santos: Brazilian footballer.
- Julie Roberts: Country Singer.
- Rachelle Lefevre: Movie Actress
- Valentín Elizalde: Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- Juan Santos: Brazilian footballer
- Mort Marshall: Actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60.
- Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery.
- The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
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