Tuesday 8 May 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jayna Cronin in Geneva and Ole Vågan.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cities.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Star Fire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1979 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Jayna Cronin in Geneva: New York; dance skater (and Dreger-1997 National-13th).
- Ole Vågan: Norwegian bassist (Motif).
- Talcott Parsons: American sociologist and academic (d. 1979).
- Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
- The Woolworth's store in Manchester city centre in England is seriously damaged by fire 10 shoppers die.
- A Unabomber bomb injures Northwestern University graduate student John Harris.
- Laos recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
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