Monday 29 January 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include April Scott and Joseph Todd.
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 Cosmic Guerilla or Star Raiders.
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- April Scott: American actress and model.
- Joseph Todd: Arena Football League player.
- Andrew Keegan: American actor.
- Marvin Agustin: Filipino actor and entrepreneur.
- Sui Feifei: Chinese basketball player.
- Andreas Thorstensson: Swedish website developer
- 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
- Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
- NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
- Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
- Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC.
- President Jimmy Carter commutes Patricia Hearst's seven-year sentence to two years.
- Brenda Ann Spencer opens fire at a school in San Diego, California, killing 2 faculty members and wounding 8 students. Her justification for the action, quotI don't like Mondays,quot inspired the Boomtown Rats to make a song of the same name.
- Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
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