Wednesday 3 May 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Autumn Phillips and Emilie Dervilliers.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sabado loco, loco.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Battle or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 May 1978 ?
- Saint Apostle James the Lesser
- Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
- Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
- Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
- Saints Eventius and Alexander, Saint Theodulus (martyrs of 119)
- Saint Ansfrid (c. 1008)
- Saint Alexander I
- Saint Apostle Philip
- Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, aka the Invention of the True Cross.
- Discoflux (Discordianism).
- Constitution Day in Poland and Japan.
- World Press Freedom Day.
- Saint Juvenalis (d. 376)
- Autumn Phillips: member of the British royal family.
- Emilie Dervilliers: French teenager, age 18 when she and three other local teens desecrated the Toulon cemetery.
- Christian Annan: Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer.
- Paul Banks: English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Interpol).
- Lawrence Tynes: American football player.
- Sun Day - solar energy events are held in US
- Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II.
- "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US.
- The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as ''spam'') is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
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