Wednesday May 23, 1979
US date format: 5/23/1979, UK date format: 23/5/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on May 23, 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 Brian Campbell and Martin Giroux.
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 Armor Battle or Heiankyo Alien.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 23, 1979?
- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
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- Kids Are All Right premieres
- Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Afghanistan recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 on board and 2 people on the ground in the deadliest aviation accident in U. S. history.
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Canadian ice hockey player.
American basketball player.
Canadian singer and actor.
American baseball player and coach.
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auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at age 79.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23, 1979?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 23, 1979?
On May 23, 1979 several famous people were born including, Brian Campbell, Rasual Butler, Martin Giroux.
Which famous people died on May 23, 1979?
Famous people died on May 23, 1979 include, Hubert van Doorne.
What was the number one song in May 23, 1979?
The number one song in the week of May 23, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on May 23, 1979?
The top hits on May 23, 1979 were Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer, In The Navy by Village People in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Pop Muzik by M, Sunday Girl by Blondie in UK.