Wednesday 1 February 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Domenick Davies and Knaan .
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Truck or Space War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1978 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Domenick Davies: Welsh-born German rugby player.
- Knaan : Rapper.
- Tim Harding: Australian singer and actor (Hi-5).
- Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
- Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
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