Friday 6 January 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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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)
- Nikki Einfeld: Canadian soprano and actress.
- Casey Fossum: American baseball player.
- Bubba Franks: American football player.
- 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.
- 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).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Top #10 songs in the UK
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
- Abba - Money Money Money
- Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
- Barry Biggs - Sideshow
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 6 January 1978 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?