Friday April 13, 1979
US date format: 4/13/1979, UK date format: 13/4/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 13, 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 Baron Davis and Meghann Shaughnessy.
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 Cosmic Guerilla or NASL Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 13, 1979?
- Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.
- Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda.
- Christian Turks occupy Saint Jansbasiliek.
- The La Soufrière volcano erupts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 13, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 13, 1979?
On April 13, 1979 several famous people were born including, Baron Davis, Meghann Shaughnessy, Gréta Arn.
What was the number one song in April 13, 1979?
The number one song in the week of April 13, 1979 was What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on April 13, 1979?
The top hits on April 13, 1979 were What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.