Thursday 5 April 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Régis Bertin and Eddy Bertin.
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 Highcliffe Manor.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Ozma Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1979 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Régis Bertin: French horse racing jockey, twin brother of Eddy, also a jockey.
- Eddy Bertin: French horse racing jockey, twin brother of Régis, also a jockey.
- April Orgill: YouTube Star.
- Timo Hildebrand: German footballer.
- Mitsuo Ogasawara: Japanese footballer.
- Eugene Gabritschevsky: Russian biologist and artist (Born 1893).
- Baltimore Orioles' manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper.
- Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia.
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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