Friday March 23, 1979
US date format: 3/23/1979, UK date format: 23/3/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 23, 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 Ray Gordy and Natalia Hadjiloizou.
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.
Szpital przemienienia, directed by Edward Zebrowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Speed Freak or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 23, 1979?
- Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
- Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
- Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
- Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
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- Wings release Goodnight Tonight
- Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 23, 1979?
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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
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Delegation - Oh Honey
- Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Chic - I Want Your Love
- Grey & Hanks - Dancin'
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 23If March 23, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on March 23, 1979?
On March 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Ray Gordy, Mark Buehrle, Natalia Hadjiloizou.
Which famous people died on March 23, 1979?
Famous people died on March 23, 1979 include, Philip Bourneuf, Ted Anderson.
What was the number one song in March 23, 1979?
The number one song in the week of March 23, 1979 was Tragedy by Bee Gees in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor in UK.
What were the top hits on March 23, 1979?
The top hits on March 23, 1979 were Tragedy by Bee Gees, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions in UK.