Monday 24 December 1979, Christmas Eve
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Virginie Arnold and Julia Polai.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.
In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits.
Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Ravelled Thread.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Monkey Magic or Cutie Q.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Virginie Arnold
- Julia Polai: Austrian professional dancer, has danced since she was 17, being the daughter of two multiple Austrian champions and internationally successful professional dancers.
- Chris Hero: American professional wrestler.
- 1st Ariane-rocket launched
- The first European Ariane rocket is launched.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1979 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
- Styx - Babe
- Stevie Wonder - Send One Your Love
- Commodores - Still
- Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time
- J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
- Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
- Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
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