Tuesday January 30, 1979
US date format: 1/30/1979, UK date format: 30/1/1979
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 30, 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 Luis Amaranto Perea and Léa Wiazemsky.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits.
Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee 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 Trek-80 or Auto Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 30, 1979?
- Rhodesia agrees to new constitution.
- Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 30, 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)
- Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - September
- Gene Chandler - Get Down
- Lakeside - It's All The Way Live
- Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
- Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
- Chic - Le Freak
- Barkays - Holy Ghost
- Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 30If January 30, 1979 is your birthday you're 41 years, 7 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 5 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?