Monday 2 April 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mehmet Göker and Anbeta Toromani.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Head On.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 April 1979 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Mehmet Göker: German businessman of Turkish origin who established the Kassel-based company MEG in April 2003.
- Anbeta Toromani: Albanian-Italian modern dancer, a ballerina who performs to classical, jazz and funk music.
- Jesse Carmichael: American musician (Maroon 5).
- Lindy Booth: Canadian actress.
- Stian Westerhus: Norwegian guitarist (Puma).
- Aslı Tandoğan: Turkish actress
- Carroll D Rosenbloom: Los Angeles Rams' president, dies at age 72.
- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo, Egypt; meets President Anwar Sadat.
- Sverdlovsk Anthrax leak: A Soviet biowarfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.
- A tornado hits Wichita Falls, Texas, killing 42 people (the most notable of 26 tornadoes that day).
- Cambodia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Blondie - Heart Of Glass
- Little River Band - Lady
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