Monday 21 May 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Damian Ariel Alvarez and James Clancy Phelan.
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.
On TV people were watching Cities.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1979 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Damian Ariel Alvarez: Argentinian footballer.
- James Clancy Phelan: Australian novelist.
- Gaspard Auge: French DJ.
- Niko Dimitrakos: American hockey player with the NHL and other leagues.
- Damián Álvarez: Argentinian-Mexican footballer.
- Briana Banks: German-American pornographic actress and model
- Jamie Hepburn: Scottish politician Minister for Sport Health Improvement and Mental Health
- James Phelan: Australian author and academic
- Scott Smith: Canadian musician (Loverboy) (Born 1955)
- Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
- Elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR.
- National Volksraad installed in Namibia.
- White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Village People - In The Navy
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Wings - Goodnight Tonight
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' In
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
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