Sunday 7 January 1979, Orthodox Christmas
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Mauricio and Mariangel Ruiz.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Rob Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pusteblume.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1979 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Ricardo Mauricio: Brazilian racing driver.
- Mariangel Ruiz: Venezuelan actress and model.
- Ariane Davis: Reality Star.
- Bipasha Basu: Movie Actress.
- Aloe Blacc: Soul Singer.
- Yōko Honna: Japanese voice actress
- Ricardo Maurício: Brazilian race car driver
- Mariángel Ruiz: Venezuelan actress and singer Miss Venezuela 2002
- Zbigniew Turski: Composer, dies at 70.
- Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
- Third Indochina War : Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Chic - Le Freak
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- The Village People - YMCA
- The Police - Walking On The Moon
- Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Elton John - Song For Guy
- Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Earth Wind & Fire - September
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