Wednesday April 11, 1979
US date format: 4/11/1979, UK date format: 11/4/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 11, 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 Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Paul Byrom.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Dubin'S Lives by Bernard Malamud 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 Sheriff or Star Fire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 11, 1979?
- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
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- Tanzanian troops take Kampala, the capital of Uganda Idi Amin flees.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 11, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Chic - I Want Your Love
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- George Benson - Love Ballad
- Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
- Narada Michael Walden - I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)
- Foxy - Hot Number
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?