Monday 26 February 1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Corinne Bailey Rae and Mariano Bainotti.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
The 47 Ronin, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids or Ozma Wars.
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- Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
- Saint Alexander of Alexandria
- Saint Nestor (died 251)
- Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
- Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.
- Corinne Bailey Rae: English singer.
- Mariano Bainotti: Argentine racing driver.
- Pedro Mendes: Portuguese footballer.
- Corinne Rae: R&B Singer.
- Steve Evans: American baseball player (Born 1885).
- Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental USA.
- A total solar eclipse arcs over northern Canada, and a partial solar eclipse is visible over almost all of North America and Central America.
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