Monday 8 January 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sarah Polley and Adrian Mutu.
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.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Fools Die by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Make Me Laugh.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barrier or Armor Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Sarah Polley: Actress (Sweet Hereafter).
- Adrian Mutu: Romanian footballer.
- Windell Middlebrooks: TV Actor.
- Jack Brewer: Football Player.
- Torry Castellano: American musician (The Donnas).
- Seol Ki-hyeon: South Korean footballer and manager.
- Stipe Pletikosa: Croatian footballer.
- Tomasz Schafernaker: Polish-English meteorologist.
- Mirella van Melis: Dutch track and road cyclist.
- Sequoyah: Chimpanzee (son of Washoe).
- Seol Ki-Hyeon: South Korean footballer.
- Sara Carter: American singer-songwriter (Carter Family) (d. 1979).
- 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
- Today Show gets a new theme song
- Argentina and Chile sign Beagle Canal accord.
- Vietnamese troops overtake Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh.
- The French tanker ''Betelgeuse'' explodes at the Gulf Oil terminal at Bantry, Ireland 50 are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 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
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Elton John - Song For Guy
- Earth Wind & Fire - September
- Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
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