Tuesday 8 August 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1978 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Laurence Bonnafous: French homicide victim who was shot to death at the age of 13 on 5/13/1992, 3:50 PM, Toulouse along with her sister and mother by her psychiatrist father, Lysian, who then shot and killed himself.
- Alan Maybury: Irish footballer and coach.
- Miho Shiraishi: Japanese actress.
- Natsuko Kuwatani: Japanese voice actress.
- Ebru Yaşar: Turkish singer.
- Countess Vaughn: American actress and singer
- Louis Saha: French former professional footballer who capped 20 times for the French national team and scored four goals.
- Pioneer-Venus 2 with five atmospheric probes launched toward Venus.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
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