Wednesday January 24, 1979
US date format: 1/24/1979, UK date format: 24/1/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 24, 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 Tatyana Ali and Nik Wallenda.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deep Scan or Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 24, 1979?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 24, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Gene Chandler - Get Down
- Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Chic - Le Freak
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
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Days to next January 24If January 24, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 8 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 29 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?