Saturday 14 April 1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rebecca DiPietro and Noe Pamarot.
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.
Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Highcliffe Manor.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids or Lunar Rescue.
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- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- Noe Pamarot: French footballer.
- Rebecca DiPietro: American wrestler and model.
- Marios Elia: Greek-Cypriot footballer.
- Ross Filipo: New Zealand rugby player.
- Girado : Filipino singer and actor.
- Noé Pamarot: French footballer.
- Patrick Somerville: American novelist and short story writer.
- Kerem Tunçeri: Turkish basketball player.
- Susan Horvath, of Pennsylvania, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year.
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