Monday 2 January 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1978 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Stéphane Krauth: French criminal, convicted of the rape, murder and incineration of 16-year-old schoolgirl Karine Schaaff on 22 July 2001 in Bitche, France.
- Kjartan Sveinsson: Icelandic keyboard player (Sigur Rós).
- Megumi Toyoguchi: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- London Charles: Reality Star.
- Karina Smirnoff: Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer.
- Rhino Records releases their first album "Wildmania".
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Top #10 songs in the UK
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
- Abba - Money Money Money
- Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
- Barry Biggs - Sideshow
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
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