Thursday March 01, 1979
US date format: 3/1/1979, UK date format: 1/3/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Magui Serna and Éowyn .
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Invader or Radar Scope.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 01, 1979?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
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- Sweeney Todd opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
- Scotland votes narrowly for home rule, which is not implemented, and Wales votes against it.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 01, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #11 R&B songs
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
- Third World - Now That We Found Love
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 01If March 01, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 8 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?