MAY 8TH IS THE 128TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, DONATE A DAY’S WAGES TO CHARITY DAY, NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY, NATIONAL GIVE SOMEONE A CUPCAKE DAY, NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY, NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS’ DAY, NATIONAL ROOT CANAL APPRECIATION DAY, NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY, NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES DAY, NATIONAL THIRD SHIFT WORKERS DAY, NO SOCKS DAY, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY, AND WORLD RED CROSS DAY.
Keyboardist and singer Billy Preston became the first Rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.
John Sebastian, who had left The Lovin’ Spoonful for a solo career in 1968, hit the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the theme to the TV show, Welcome Back Kotter.
Donny Osmond married Debra Glenn in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are still married today.
Also in ‘79
Supertramp’s album, “Breakfast in America” turned Platinum as it continued its rise to #1 in the US. The group would enjoy three Top 15 singles