Saturday 1 July 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Eisa Istok: Miss Illinois Teen USA (1996).
- Jacqie Turner: west Covina, California -- Figure skater (1997 SW Pacific-2nd).
- Vicki Renee Hughes: Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1997).
- Kurt Student: German Luftwaffe general (Born 1890).
- Act closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
- Former President Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
- Former US President Richard Nixon makes first public speech since resigning in 1974.
- Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing.
- The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.
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