Wednesday 4 January 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dominik Hrbaty and Karine Ruby.
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.
On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty (video game) or Pirate Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 January 1978 ?
- Spaghetti Day
- Ogoni Day
- The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Dominik Hrbaty: Slovakian tennis player.
- Karine Ruby: French snowboarder and Olympic champion, who won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.
- Dominik Hrbatý: Slovakian tennis player.
- Paul Licuria: Australian footballer.
- Mai Meneses: Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nena Daconte).
- Willem Bruynzeel: Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at age 76.
- A referendum in Chile supports the policies of Augusto Pinochet.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
Top #10 songs in the UK
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
- Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
- Abba - Money Money Money
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- Barry Biggs - Sideshow
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
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