Thursday April 19, 1979
US date format: 4/19/1979, UK date format: 19/4/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 19, 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 Kate Hudson and Mariah Billado.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Speed Freak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 19, 1979?
- Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
- Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
- Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
- Bicycle Day.
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- FCC raids and shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn NY)
- Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
- Following a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees' Goose Gossage and Cliff Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 19, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- George Benson - Love Ballad
- Chic - I Want Your Love
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Foxy - Hot Number
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- Narada Michael Walden - I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)
- Alton McClain & Destiny - It Must Be Love
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?