Sunday 7 January 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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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.
- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
- Chic - Le Freak
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Village People - YMCA
- Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
- Elton John - Song For Guy
- Earth Wind & Fire - September
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- The Police - Walking On The Moon
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 7 January 1979 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?