Monday May 21, 1979
US date format: 5/21/1979, UK date format: 21/5/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include James Phelan and Lino Guanciale.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Carga Pesada.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Guerilla or Cutie Q.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 21, 1979?
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- Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
- Elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR.
- National Volksraad installed in Namibia.
- White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 21, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
- Village People - In The Navy
- Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
- Wings - Goodnight Tonight
- Sister Sledge - We Are Family
- Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most
- Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' In
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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