Saturday March 17, 1979, St. Patrick's Day
US date format: 3/17/1979, UK date format: 17/3/1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 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 Coco Austin and Stormy Daniels.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
In UK I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was in the top 5 hits.
The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Monkey Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 17, 1979?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
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- St. Joseph of Arimathea
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- Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR
- The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
- The Penmanshiel Tunnel in the U.K. collapses, killing 2 workers.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 17, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Delegation - Oh Honey
- Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
- Grey & Hanks - Dancin'
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Donna Summer With Brooklyn Dreams - Heaven Knows
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 the zodiac sign was Pisces.
Who was the US President on March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on March 17, 1979?
On March 17, 1979 several famous people were born including, Coco Austin, Stormy Daniels, Hind Dehiba.
What was the number one song in March 17, 1979?
The number one song in the week of March 17, 1979 was I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in UK.
What were the top hits on March 17, 1979?
The top hits on March 17, 1979 were I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Tragedy by Bee Gees, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions in UK.