Wednesday 23 May 1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Campbell and Rasual Butler.
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.
The Brood, directed by David Cronenberg, 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 Cities.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Temple of Apshai.
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
- Brian Campbell: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Rasual Butler: American basketball player.
- Martin Giroux: Canadian singer and actor.
- Kirk Saarloos: American baseball player and coach.
- Hubert van Doorne: auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at age 79.
- Kids Are All Right premieres
- West-Germany elects Karl Carstens President
- 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.
- John Spenkelink is executed in Florida, in the first use of the electric chair in America after the reintroduction of death penalty in 1976.
- Etan Patz was a 6 year old American child who disappeared from lower Manhattan, New York. His disappearance sparked the missing children's movement. He has never been found but the case was reopened in the year 2010.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1979 ?
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
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