Saturday 27 January 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jessica Lynn and Rosamund Pike.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, 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 You Can't Do That on Television.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or The Datestones of Ryn.
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- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Jessica Lynn: Ferdinand; Miss New York Teen-USA (1997).
- Rosamund Pike: British actress.
- Mario Fatafehi: American football player.
- Akiko Hinagata: Japanese actress and model.
- Liesbet Van Breedam: Belgian beach volleyball player.
- Daniel Vettori: New Zealand cricketer and coach
- Qalander Ba Ba Auliya: Sufi master (Born 1898).
- 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda.
- Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
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