Wednesday 14 February 1979, Valentine's Day
It was Wednesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1979 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Pablo Pallante: Uruguayan footballer.
- Jocelyn Quivrin: French actor, he was one of the children of Vincent Beaufils, anesthetist doctor.
- Paolo Ginestra: Italian footballer.
- Adolph Dubs: US ambassador to Afghanistan, is murdered.
- Whoopee! opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
- In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
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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