Saturday 24 March 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees.
In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits.
Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 24 March 1979 ?
- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- Norris Hopper: American pro baseball player, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1998 and made his major league debut on August 20, 2006 with the Cincinnati Reds until 2008.
- Lake Bell: American actress.
- Emraan Hashmi: Indian actor.
- Periklis Iakovakis: Greek hurdler.
- Graeme Swann: English cricketer.
- Yvonne Mitchell: Writer, dies at 53.
- Ballroom closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
- Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
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