Tuesday January 16, 1979
US date format: 1/16/1979, UK date format: 16/1/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 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 Aaliyah and Muntadhar al-Zaidi.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
Love on the Run, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Turnabout.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 16, 1979?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
- The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 16, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Gene Chandler - Get Down
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Evelyn "Champagne" King - I Don't Know If It's Right
- Chic - Le Freak
- ADC Band - Long Stroke
- Bonnie Pointer - Free Me From My Freedom/Tie Me To A Tree (Handcuff Me)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 16If January 16, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on January 16, 1979?
On January 16, 1979 several famous people were born including, Aaliyah , Muntadhar al-Zaidi, Trent Ford.
Which famous people died on January 16, 1979?
Famous people died on January 16, 1979 include, Fred Elizalde, Ted Cassidy of Pittsburgh, August Heissmeyer.
What was the number one song in January 16, 1979?
The number one song in the week of January 16, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic in US and YMCA by The Village People in UK.
What were the top hits on January 16, 1979?
The top hits on January 16, 1979 were Le Freak by Chic, Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees, My Life by Billy Joel in US and YMCA by The Village People, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian & The Blockheads, Lay Your Love On Me by Racey in UK.