Thursday 22 March 1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aaron North and Mariah Leanne.
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.
Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Culture Of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anno domini 1573.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Programming or Monaco GP.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Blessed Genta of Maaseik
- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
- Saint Octavian
- Saint Lea of Rome
- Saint Reinhilde of Ghent
- Aaron North: American guitarist (Jubilee and The Icarus Line).
- Mariah Leanne: Bergmann; Miss Kansas Teen-USA (1997).
- Juan Uribe: Dominican baseball player.
- Staņislavs Olijars: Latvian hurdler.
- Ben Lyon: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse).
- NHL votes to accept four WHA teams (Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, and Hartford Whalers).
- Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt.
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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