Tuesday May 08, 1979
US date format: 5/8/1979, UK date format: 8/5/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jayna Cronin in Geneva and Ole Vågan.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Ss-Gb by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 08, 1979?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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- Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
- The Woolworth's store in Manchester city centre in England is seriously damaged by fire 10 shoppers die.
- A Unabomber bomb injures Northwestern University graduate student John Harris.
- Laos recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- Talcott Parsons: American sociologist and academic (d....
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 08, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
- Raydio - You Can't Change That
- Foxy - Hot Number
- George Benson - Love Ballad
- Tyrone Davis - In The Mood
- Maze - Feel That You're Feelin'
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Natalie Cole - Stand By
- The Isley Brothers - I Wanna Be With You
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 08, 1979?
On May 08, 1979 several famous people were born including, Jayna Cronin in Geneva, Ole Vågan.
Which famous people died on May 08, 1979?
Famous people died on May 08, 1979 include, Talcott Parsons.
What was the number one song in May 08, 1979?
The number one song in the week of May 08, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on May 08, 1979?
The top hits on May 08, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.