Wednesday 1 March 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to (Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb.
In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 March 1978 ?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Alicia Leigh Willis: American actress.
- Donovan Patton: Guamanian television star.
- Jensen Ackles: American actor.
- Liya Kebede: Model.
- Sakura Nogawa: Japanese voice actress.
- Timbuktu! opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
- Charlie Chaplin's remains are stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
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