Historic Footnotes from our Senior year -
August 6, 1978 - Pope Paul VI dies, succeeded three weeks later by John Paul I.
( John Paul I dies Sept. 28, succeeded by John Paul II Oct. 16)
September 17 - Camp David Accords signed between Israel & Egypt.
October 17 - Yankees Win 22nd World Series , beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2.
November 18 - Jonestown People's Temple mass suicide
December 13 - First Susan B. Anthony Dollar Circulated
January 9 , 1979 - Music for UNICEF Concert - ABBA , Bee Gees , Andy Gibb , Rod Stewart
Olivia Newton-John , John Denver , Donna Summer , Earth Wind & Fire.
January 21 - Steelers win Super Bowl XIII over Dallas 35-31
February 1 - Patty Hearst released from jail
February 11 - Ayatollah Khomeini seizes control of Iran.
February 18 - Daytona 500 ends in fist fight.
February 21 - "Mr. Ed" goes to big pasture in the sky.
March 28 - Three Mile Island Partial Nuclear Meltdown.
April 20 - President Carter attacked by swamp rabbit.
May 27 - Rick Mears gets 1st of his 4 Indy 500 wins.
#1 Records of the 1979 School Year -
in sequence, August 1978 thru June 1979, plus a few that didn't make it to the top -
Miss You - Rolling Stones
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Three Times A Lady - Commodores
Grease - Frankie Valli
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
Kiss You All Over - Exile
Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
You Needed Me - Ann Murray
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Streisand/Diamond
Le Freak - Chic
Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Tragedy - Bee Gees
What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
After The Love Has Gone - E.W.F.
Hot Stuff ( and Bad Girls ) - Donna Summer ( Dim All The Lights , On The Radio ,
Heaven Knows , She Works Hard For The Money , This Time I Know It's For Real )
( I guess the secret's out - your "webmaster" is somewhat of a Donna Summer freak )
At The Oscars -
Best Picture - The Deer Hunter , beating out, among others,
Heaven Can Wait & Coming Home
Best Actor - Jon Voight ( Coming Home ) over Warren Beatty ( Heaven Can Wait )
& Robert DeNiro ( The Deer Hunter )
Best Actress - Jane Fonda for Coming Home
Best Original Song - Last Dance from Thank God It's Friday
( absolutely the only good thing about that movie ! )
( Over - Hopelessly Devoted To You - Grease )
Best Adapted Score - The Buddy Holly Story
Send us your suggestion for a 1979 song or movie and we'll add it !
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1979 , TIMELINE . . .
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