Monday December 31, 1979, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1979, UK date format: 31/12/1979
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include G Michael Gray and Elaine Cassidy.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees.
In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits.
Just Tell Me What You Want, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der Millionenbauer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Rescue or Speed Freak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1979?
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1979?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Chic - Le Freak
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
Top #11 songs in the UK
- The Village People - YMCA
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
- Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- The Police - Walking On The Moon
- Abba - I Have A Dream
- Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
- Elton John - Song For Guy
- The Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You
- Earth Wind & Fire - September
- Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 31, 1979?
On December 31, 1979 several famous people were born including, G Michael Gray, Elaine Cassidy, Isolde Lasoen.
What was the number one song in December 31, 1979?
The number one song in the week of December 31, 1979 was Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd in UK.
What were the top hits on December 31, 1979?
The top hits on December 31, 1979 were Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees, Le Freak by Chic, My Life by Billy Joel in US and Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, YMCA by The Village People, Walking On The Moon by The Police in UK.