Thursday 5 January 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marcus Trick and Seanan McGuire.
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 Avalanche or A Game of Concentration.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1978 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Marcus Trick: German rugby player.
- Seanan McGuire: American author and filker.
- Franck Montagny: French racing driver, who competes in Formula E for Andretti Autosport.
- January Jones: American actress.
- Sabrina Harman: American military figure and accused torturer.
- Wyatt Cooper: American author and screenwriter (d. 1978).
- Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (42nd government)
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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