Thursday 8 March 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joao Martins and Tom Chaplin.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
Hair, directed by Milos Forman, 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 Stockard Channing in Just Friends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Bomb Bee.
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Which were the important events of 8 March 1979 ?
- Saint Philemon (d. 305)
- Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
- Catholicism Saint John of God.
- Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
- Saint Humfried of Terwaan
- Saint Cyrillus of Africa
- Joao Martins: Portuguese artist.
- Tom Chaplin: English singer (Keane).
- Apathy : American rapper and producer (Army of the Pharaohs and Get Busy Committee).
- Andy Ross: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (OK Go).
- Jessica Jaymes: American porn actress.
- Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale.
- China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam.
- Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
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