Sunday 18 March 1979
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Adam Levine and Danneel Harris.
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 Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anno domini 1573.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Invasion Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Edward (d.978)
- Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
- Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
- Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
- Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
- United States - National Biodiesel Day
- Saint Anselm
- Saint Salvator
- Saint Narcissus
- Mexico - Expropiaci=n Petreolera
- Adam Levine: American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor.
- Danneel Harris: American actress.
- Shola Ama: English singer.
- Tawny Roberts
- Anthony Maher: American soccer player.
- Brandon Lee: American adult actor.
- Dramane Coulibaly: Malian footballer.
- Grzegorz Knapp: Polish motorcycle racer (d. 2014).
- On the 20th Century closes at St. James Theater NYC after 460 performances
- Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic.
- Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday, Iran.
- Ten miners die in a methane gas explosion at Golborne Colliery near Wigan, Lancashire. BBC “On this Day”
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
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
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