Tuesday January 02, 1979
US date format: 1/2/1979, UK date format: 2/1/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Cagla Sikel and Erica Hubbard.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
Autumn Sonata, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Danger UXB.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Fever or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 02, 1979?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
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- Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (versus West Indies).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 02, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Chic - Le Freak
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
Top #11 songs in the UK
- The Village People - YMCA
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- The Police - Walking On The Moon
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
- Elton John - Song For Guy
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Earth Wind & Fire - September
- Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 02If January 02, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 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?