Wednesday 28 March 1979
It was Wednesday, 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 War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 March 1979 ?
- Saint Sixtus III
- Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
- Saint Castor
- Saint Gontram (died 592)
- Saint Malchus
- Saint Priscus
- Juli Keech: Miss South Dakota Teen-USA (1997).
- Crystal Cox: American reality television contestant.
- Benjamin Percy: American novelist and short story writer.
- Chae Rim: South Korean actress.
- Park Chae-rim: South Korean actress.
- Emmett Kelly: circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at age 80.
- Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
- British government of Callaghan falls.
- In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, a nuclear energy reactor at Three Mile Island overheats to 4000 degrees, due to a failed drainage valve. Cooling water contaminated with radiation drains into adjoining buildings, releasing radioactive gases throughout the plant and into the atmosphere. By the end of the day, cooling water is restarted, reducing temperature and averting a meltdown.
- The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
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