Sunday 20 May 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
The Brood, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Jayson Werth: American baseball player.
- Christophe Lemaire: French-born jockey whose father, Patrice, made a name for himself in the world of French handicap racing.
- Rick Edwards: English radio and television host.
- Alessandro Hirata: Brazilian academic and jurist.
- Jana Pallaske: German actress and singer (Spitting Off Tall Buildings).
- Andrew Scheer: Canadian politician 35th Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons
- Tamika Thomas: Miss Michigan Teen USA (1996).
- I Love My Wife closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
- 1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John
- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
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