Friday February 02, 1979
US date format: 2/2/1979, UK date format: 2/2/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 2, 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 Sandy Casar and Mayer Hawthorne.
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 Cosmic Guerilla or Monkey Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 02, 1979?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 02, 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 02If February 02, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 10 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?