Wednesday 4 April 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Butler and Rebecca Stoyel.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auto Racing or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 April 1979 ?
- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Charles Butler: Salt Lake City, Utah -- Dance skater (with Joseph - 1997 National).
- Rebecca Stoyel: South Australia, Australia -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics).
- Heath Ledger: Australian actor, a talented young man who became famous to US audiences for his notably intense performances, including that of a gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005).
- Roberto Luongo: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Natasha Lyonne: American actress.
- President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
- The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Blondie - Heart Of Glass
- Little River Band - Lady
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