Thursday 8 February 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tara Tucker and Lionel Cappone.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
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 Chesapeake by James A. Michener 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 Bomb Bee or Monkey Magic.
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1979 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Tara Tucker: Miss Alabama Teen-USA (1997).
- Lionel Cappone: French football/soccer player, a goalkeeper playing at senior level since 1995.
- Aaron Cook: American baseball player.
- Josh Keaton: American actor and singer.
- Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov: Russian poet, dies at age 82.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
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