Saturday 9 December 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mandy James in Jacksonville and Gaston Gaudio.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depth Charge or Frogs.
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1978 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Mandy James in Jacksonville: Florida; rhythmic gymnast (US team-1996).
- Gaston Gaudio: Argentine tennis player.
- Jesse Metcalfe: TV Actor.
- Gastón Gaudio: Argentinian tennis player.
- Pioneer Venus 2 drops five probes into atmosphere of Venus.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
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