Friday January 26, 1979
US date format: 1/26/1979, UK date format: 26/1/1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Sara Rue and Karine Icher.
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 Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 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 Sundance or Star Fire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 26, 1979?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
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- Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands.
- Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President and four time Governor of New York, dies at age 70.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 26, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 26If January 26, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 8 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?