Thursday January 18, 1979
US date format: 1/18/1979, UK date format: 18/1/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 18, 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 Jay Chou and Petra Yared.
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 The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Turnabout.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Bomb Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 18, 1979?
- Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
- Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
- Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America", in Florence, Oregon.
- Cyril Mockridge: Composer, dies at 82.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 18, 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 18If January 18, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 26 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?