Wednesday 28 February 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Virginia Ledgerwood in Chester and Ivo Karlovic.
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 Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Starhawk.
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- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Saint Romanus (died 463)
- Virginia Ledgerwood in Chester: Virginia; rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-1996).
- Ivo Karlovic: Croatian tennis player.
- Primoz Peterka: Slovenian ski jumper.
- Sebastien Bourdais: French racing driver.
- Sébastien Bourdais: French race car driver, one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Champ Car World Series, having won four successive championships from 2004 to 2007.
- Michael Bisping: Cypriot-English mixed martial artist and kick-boxer
- Ivo Karlović: Croatian tennis player
- Primož Peterka: Slovenian ski jumper
- In Mt. Saint Elias, Alaska, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurs.
- Mr Ed, TV show talking horse, dies.
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