Saturday 2 December 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Wolstenholme and Melissa Archer.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Casino or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1978 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Chris Wolstenholme: British bassist (Muse).
- Melissa Archer: American actress.
- Maelle Ricker: Canadian snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist.
- Kimberly Mays: American news figure who was the focus of a heart breaking debate between two sets of parents when it was learned that Hardee Memorial Hospital had wrongly switched Kimberly Twigg with Arlena Mays at birth.
- Jason Collins: American basketball player.
- Christopher Wolstenholme: Bassist
- Nelly Furtado: Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter
- Jarron Collins: American basketball player and coach
- Luigi Malafronte: Italian footballer
- Peter Moylan: Australian baseball player
- Maëlle Ricker: Canadian snowboarder
- David Rivas: Spanish footballer
- Chanting Allah is great, anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Chic - Le Freak
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
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