Friday 16 March 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edison Mendez and David Vicente.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Fire or Super Invader.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1979 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Edison Mendez: Ecuadorian footballer.
- David Vicente: American military death, Marine Cpl.
- Adriana Fonseca: TV Actress.
- Édison Méndez: Ecuadorian footballer.
- Rashad Moore: American football player.
- Leena Peisa: Finnish keyboard player and songwriter (Lordi and Dolchamar)
- Andrei Stepanov: Estonian footballer
- Jean Monnet: French international economist who was dedicated to international collaboration with France, Britain and the U.S.
- CBS-TV airs Wings Over the World with Paul McCartney
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
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