Friday 12 January 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jenny Schmidgall and Julien Kapek.
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 The Innes Book of Records.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1979 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Jenny Schmidgall: Ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics - 1998).
- Julien Kapek: French athlete, a triple jumper whose personal best is 17.
- Jinkee Pacquiao: Filipino politician, currently serving as the vice governor of Sarangani, a province of the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
- Marian Hossa: Slovak ice hockey player.
- Marián Hossa: Slovak ice hockey player.
- Lee Bo-young: South Korean actress and model
- Grzegorz Rasiak: Polish footballer
- David Zabriskie: American cyclist
- Record blizzard strikes American midwest killing over 100.
- Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham, Washington.
- 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
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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