Thursday 22 February 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Lopez in Queens and Tom Higgenson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
The 47 Ronin, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Djavolje sjeme.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tail Gunner or Temple of Apshai.
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1979 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- David Lopez in Queens: New York; actor (And God Created Women, Ghostwriter).
- Tom Higgenson: Pop Singer.
- Brett Emerton: Australian footballer.
- Lee Na-young: South Korean actress.
- Sigrid Schauman: Finnish painter and critic (d. 1979).
- St. Lucia gains independence from Britain
- Cleveland (Ohio) Metroparks Zoo's Primate and Cat Building is dedicated.
- Billy Martin named manager of Oakland Athletics.
- Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
- Last ever meeting of annual Assay Commission at US Mint in Philadelphia.
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