Thursday 2 March 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tomas Kaberle and Gabby Eigenmann.
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.
On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Blasto.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 March 1978 ?
- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Tomas Kaberle: Czech ice hockey player.
- Gabby Eigenmann: Filipino actor and singer.
- Lee Hodges: English footballer.
- Tomáš Kaberle: Czech ice hockey player.
- Giannis Skopelitis: Greek footballer.
- 1st broadcast of Dallas on CBS TV
- Soyuz 28 carries two cosmonauts (one Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6.
- Czech Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
- Ethiopia admits that its troops are fighting with the aid of Cuban soldiers against Somalian troops in the Ogaden.
- Rhodesia attacks Zambia.
- The ''New York Post'' publishes an article about David Rorvik's book ''The Cloning of Man'', about a supposed cloning of a human being.
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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