Thursday May 24, 1979
US date format: 5/24/1979, UK date format: 24/5/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 Lukas (Star Academy) and Manuel Cortez.
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 Invasion Orion or Starhawk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1979?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar.
- Jan Arvan: Actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1979?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 24, 1979?
On May 24, 1979 several famous people were born including, Lukas (Star Academy), Manuel Cortez, Tracy McGrady.
Which famous people died on May 24, 1979?
Famous people died on May 24, 1979 include, Jan Arvan.
What was the number one song in May 24, 1979?
The number one song in the week of May 24, 1979 was Reunited by Peaches & Herb in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on May 24, 1979?
The top hits on May 24, 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.