Thursday February 01, 1979
US date format: 2/1/1979, UK date format: 1/2/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Rachelle Lefevre and Ana Alexander (actress).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee 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 Heiankyo Alien or Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 01, 1979?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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- Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery.
- The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
- Mort Marshall: Actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Gene Chandler - Get Down
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
- Chic - Le Freak
- Barkays - Holy Ghost
- Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 01If February 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 9 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?