Monday 16 April 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Dawn Langstroth: Canadian singer/songwriter and painter.
- Christijan Albers: Dutch Formula One driver.
- Lars Börgeling: German pole vaulter.
- Daniel Browne: New Zealand rugby player.
- Sean Costello: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008).
- Sixto Peralta: Argentinian-English footballer
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for Buried child
- 83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:09:27.
- Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport in Belgium.
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