Friday 6 January 1978, Epiphany
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor and Tara Spencer-Nairn.
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 Sky Diver or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1978 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor: Michigan; pairs skater (and Danielle Hartsell).
- Tara Spencer-Nairn: Canadian actress.
- Yaël Naïm: French-Israeli singer and songwrite, born to Jewish Tunisian immigrants.
- Nikki Einfeld: Canadian soprano and actress.
- Casey Fossum: American baseball player.
- Bubba Franks: American football player
- 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
- US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
- USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
- First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).
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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