Tuesday 20 March 1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Faustine Bollaert and Bianca Lawson.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees.
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 Temple of Apshai or Barrier.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Faustine Bollaert
- Bianca Lawson: American actress.
- Freema Agyeman: British actress.
- Fiona Wade: English actress.
- Keven Mealamu: New Zealand rugby player.
- Bernard O'Connor: Gaelic Footballer.
- Silvia Abascal: Spanish actress.
- Shinnosuke Abe: Japanese baseball player.
- Molly Jenson: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Pointer Sisters - Fire
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
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