Thursday April 12, 1979
US date format: 4/12/1979, UK date format: 12/4/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 12, 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 Claire Danes and Jennifer Morrison.
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 ABPA Backgammon or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 12, 1979?
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 12, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 12If April 12, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 20 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?