Sunday May 13, 1979
US date format: 5/13/1979, UK date format: 13/5/1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 13, 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 Prince Carl Philip Duke of Värmland and Mickey Madden.
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 Sundance or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 13, 1979?
- Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
- Saint John the Silent
- Saint Gerald of Villamagna
- Saint Robert Bellarmine
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- Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall opens and closes at Mark Hellinger, New York City
- Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
- Shah and family sentenced to death in Teheran, Iran.
- Nelly Aenders: Actress (In Pyama), dies at 65.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 13, 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 13If May 13, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 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?