Saturday 17 March 1979, St. Patrick's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nicole ''Coco'' Austin and Sharman Joshi.
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 4-Player Bowling Alley or Lunar Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1979 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Nicole ''Coco'' Austin: American glamor model.
- Sharman Joshi: Indian actor.
- Stephen Kramer Glickman: American actor and comedian.
- Samoa Joe: Wrestler.
- Stephen Glickman: TV Actor.
- Coco Austin: Model
- Lollipop : American wrestler and manager
- Stormy Daniels: American porn actress and director
- Andrew Ference: Canadian ice hockey player
- Million Wolde: Ethiopian runner
- Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR
- Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia and R Gardner USA
- Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne
- The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- The Penmanshiel Tunnel in the U.K. collapses, killing 2 workers.
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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