Saturday January 20, 1979
US date format: 1/20/1979, UK date format: 20/1/1979
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Rob Bourdon and Will Young.
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 Lunar Rescue or Star Raiders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 20, 1979?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
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- Gustav Winckler: Danish singer-songwriter (d. 1979).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 20, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.
Who was the US President on January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on January 20, 1979?
On January 20, 1979 several famous people were born including, Rob Bourdon, Will Young, Yseult Gervy.
Which famous people died on January 20, 1979?
Famous people died on January 20, 1979 include, Gustav Winckler.
What was the number one song in January 20, 1979?
The number one song in the week of January 20, 1979 was Le Freak by Chic in US and YMCA by The Village People in UK.
What were the top hits on January 20, 1979?
The top hits on January 20, 1979 were Le Freak by Chic, Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees, My Life by Billy Joel in US and YMCA by The Village People, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian & The Blockheads, Lay Your Love On Me by Racey in UK.