Tuesday 13 February 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 13 February 1979 ?
- Rafael Márquez: Mexican footballer.
- Rachel Reeves: English economist and politician.
- Julie Nagle: Miss North Dakota Teen-USA (1997).
- Anders Breivik: Norwegian terrorist and the confessed perpetrator of the 2011 attacks in Norway.
- Rafael Marquez: Mexican footballer.
- 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
- Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm.
- An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
- In Kabul, Muslim extremists kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs, who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
- Following her 1972 sex reassignment surgery, musician Wendy Carlos legally changes her name from Walter. She later reveals this information in an interview in the May 1979 issue of ''Playboy'' Magazine.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
- Chic - Le Freak
- Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
- Barry Manilow - Somewhere In The Night
- Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin'
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