Friday May 25, 1979
US date format: 5/25/1979, UK date format: 25/5/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 25, 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 Jonny Wilkinson and Peguy Luyindula.
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 Galaxy Wars or Armor Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 25, 1979?
- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
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- Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt.
- American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
- Six-year-old Etan Patz disappears from the street just two blocks away from his New York City home, prompting an international search for the child, and causing U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25th as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).
- John Arthur Spenkelink: American murderer (Born 1949).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 25, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 25If May 25, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 4 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 29 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?