Sunday 8 January 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Petra Minarova and Boris Avrukh.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener 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 Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US) or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1978 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Petra Minarova: Miss Czech Republic-Universe (1997).
- Boris Avrukh: Israeli chess player and author.
- Marco Fu: Hong Kong-Canadian snooker player.
- Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
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
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