Wednesday February 21, 1979
US date format: 2/21/1979, UK date format: 21/2/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 Jennifer Love Hewitt and Nathalie Dechy.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Worzel Gummidge.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Wars or 4-Player Bowling Alley.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 21, 1979?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
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- Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)
- Ray Whitley: Composer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 21, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
- Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
- Third World - Now That We Found Love
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 21If February 21, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 29 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?