Thursday May 10, 1979
US date format: 5/10/1979, UK date format: 10/5/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 10, 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 Lee Hyori and Rosario Dawson.
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 Cutie Q or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 10, 1979?
- Saint Gordianus
- Saint Isidore the Laborer
- Saint John of Avila
- Saint Job
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- Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
- John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros.
- Dan White receives a light sentence for killing San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, gay men in the city riot.
- The Montréal Canadiens defeat the New York Rangers 4 games to 1 in the best-of-seven series, winning the Stanley Cup.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 10, 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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Days to next May 10If May 10, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 15 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?