Wednesday 21 February 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lonnie Ford and Jennifer Love Hewitt in Waco.
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.
Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Djavolje sjeme.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Dungeon of Death.
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- 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
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Lonnie Ford: American football player.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt in Waco: Texas; actress (Party of Five, Time of Your Life, The Audrey Hepburn Story, I Know What You Did Last Summer).
- Carly ''Carlito'' Colon: Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
- Pascal Chimbonda: Guadeloupean-French professional footballer (soccer player) who plays as a defender for French Ligue 2 side AC Arles-Avignon.
- Nathalie Dechy: French tour tennis player, a three-time doubles Grand Slam champion, winning the 2006 US Open women's doubles title with Vera Zvonareva, the 2007 French Open mixed doubles title with Andy Ram, and the 2007 US Open women's doubles title with Dinara Safina.
- Jennifer Hewitt: American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter, best known for her TV series "Party of Five,"1995 and for the two horror flics, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Originally a singer, she has put out an album, "Bare Naked" in 2002, along with a comedy-thriller, "The Tuxedo."
- Jordan Peele: Comedian
- Carly Colón: Puerto Rican and Canadian wrestler
- Shane Gibson: American guitarist (stOrk and Jonathan Davis and the SFA) (d. 2014)
- Ray Whitley: Composer.
- 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
- Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)
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