Wednesday February 28, 1979
US date format: 2/28/1979, UK date format: 28/2/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 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 Ivo Karlovic and Sébastien Bourdais.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart.
The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beam Invader or Star Fire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 28, 1979?
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- In Mt. Saint Elias, Alaska, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurs.
- Mr Ed, TV show talking horse, dies.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 28, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #11 R&B songs
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
- Third World - Now That We Found Love
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 28If February 28, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 6 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 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?