Saturday 7 April 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michel Kratochvil and Adrian Beltre.
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 The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Highcliffe Manor.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Michel Kratochvil
- Adrian Beltre: Dominican baseball player.
- Adrián Beltré: Dominican-American baseball player.
- Patrick Crayton: American football player.
- Pascal Dupuis: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Robert Jozinović: Australian actor.
- Anika Knudsen: American model and actress.
- Danny Sandoval: Venezuelan-American baseball player.
- Zbych Trofimiuk: Polish-Australian actor.
- Bruno Apitz: Writer, dies at 78.
- Houston Astros' Ken Forsch pitches no-hitter against Atlanta Braves, 6-0.
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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