Friday April 20, 1979
US date format: 4/20/1979, UK date format: 20/4/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 20, 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 Maël Renouard and Nathan Marquardt.
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 Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US) or Basic Programming.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 20, 1979?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
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- President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, USA.
- Peter Donald: Host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 20, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 20If April 20, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 20, 1979?
On April 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, Maël Renouard, Ludovic Magnin, Nathan Marquardt.
Which famous people died on April 20, 1979?
Famous people died on April 20, 1979 include, Peter Donald.
What was the number one song in April 20, 1979?
The number one song in the week of April 20, 1979 was Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on April 20, 1979?
The top hits on April 20, 1979 were Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Heart Of Glass by Blondie in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.