Tuesday January 09, 1979
US date format: 1/9/1979, UK date format: 9/1/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 9, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Lavinia Magruder and Athanassios Prittas.
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.
Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while A Time For Truth by William E. Simon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Danger UXB.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 09, 1979?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
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- Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin.
- High-school basketball player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throw.
- US Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.
- The ''Music for UNICEF Concert'' is held at the United Nations General Assembly to raise money for UNICEF and promote the Year of the Child. It is broadcast the following day in the United States and around the world. Hosted by The Bee Gees, other performers include Donna Summer, ABBA, Rod Stewart and Earth, Wind amp Fire. A soundtrack album is later released.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 09, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
- Gene Chandler - Get Down
- Chic - Le Freak
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Evelyn "Champagne" King - I Don't Know If It's Right
- ADC Band - Long Stroke
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 09If January 09, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 14 days.
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?