Tuesday 17 April 1979
It was Tuesday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1979 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Siddharth : Indian actor singer and producer.
- Eric Brewer: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Marija Šestak: Serbian-Slovenian triple jumper.
- Sung Si-kyung: South Korean singer and actor.
- Siddharth Narayan: Indian actor.
- Schoolchildren in the Central African Empire are arrested (and around 100 killed) for protesting against compulsory school uniforms. An African judicial commission later determines that Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa quotalmost certainlyquot took part in the massacre.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
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