Thursday April 26, 1979
US date format: 4/26/1979, UK date format: 26/4/1979
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Ariane Brodier and Ariane Moffatt.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Heart Of Glass by Blondie.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
The Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour in Australia.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 26, 1979?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 26, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Peaches & Herb - Reunited
- G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
- George Benson - Love Ballad
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Foxy - Hot Number
- Chic - I Want Your Love
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Tyrone Davis - In The Mood
- Narada Michael Walden - I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)
- Alton McClain & Destiny - It Must Be Love
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on April 26, 1979?
On April 26, 1979 several famous people were born including, Ariane Brodier, Ariane Moffatt, Sara Downing.
What was the number one song in April 26, 1979?
The number one song in the week of April 26, 1979 was Heart Of Glass by Blondie in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on April 26, 1979?
The top hits on April 26, 1979 were Heart Of Glass by Blondie, Reunited by Peaches & Herb, Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.