Sunday 1 January 1978, NewYear’s Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nina Bott and Phillip Mulryne.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, 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 All Creatures Great and Small.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space War or Starfleet Orion.
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1978 ?
- Nina Bott: German actress.
- Phillip Mulryne: Northern Irish footballer.
- Tarik O'Regan: British composer.
- Mykhaylo Renzhyn: Latvian skier.
- Yohann Diniz: French athlete of Portuguese descent, race walker, world record-holder for the 50 kms.
- President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
- Air India Flight 855 Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Bombay, killing 213.
- The Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands becomes effective.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
Top #10 songs in the UK
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
- Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
- Abba - Money Money Money
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- Barry Biggs - Sideshow
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
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