Wednesday March 28, 1979
US date format: 3/28/1979, UK date format: 28/3/1979
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Crystal Cox and Richard Socrier.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bedtime Stories.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sundance or Bomb Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 28, 1979?
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- Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
- British government of Callaghan falls.
- In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, a nuclear energy reactor at Three Mile Island overheats to 4000 degrees, due to a failed drainage valve. Cooling water contaminated with radiation drains into adjoining buildings, releasing radioactive gases throughout the plant and into the atmosphere. By the end of the day, cooling water is restarted, reducing temperature and averting a meltdown.
- The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.
- Emmett Kelly: circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at age...
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 28, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Tragedy
- Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
- The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
- Donna Summer - Heaven Knows
- Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
- Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
- Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
- Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
- The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
- G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Chic - I Want Your Love
- Delegation - Oh Honey
- Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
- George Benson - Love Ballad
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 the zodiac sign was Aries.
Who was the US President on March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Who was the Pope on March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on March 28, 1979?
On March 28, 1979 several famous people were born including, Crystal Cox, Richard Socrier, Juli Keech.
Which famous people died on March 28, 1979?
Famous people died on March 28, 1979 include, Emmett Kelly.
What was the number one song in March 28, 1979?
The number one song in the week of March 28, 1979 was Tragedy by Bee Gees in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel in UK.
What were the top hits on March 28, 1979?
The top hits on March 28, 1979 were Tragedy by Bee Gees, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers in US and Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, Some Girls by Racey, Cool For Cats by Squeeze in UK.