Friday January 19, 1979
US date format: 1/19/1979, UK date format: 19/1/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Svetlana Khorkina and Christophe Perrillat.
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 Sheriff or ABPA Backgammon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 19, 1979?
- Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
- Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
- St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
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- John N Mitchell (former Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison.
- Former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell is released on parole after 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.
- Paul Meurisse: French actor, and fiancé of singer Edith...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 19, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?