Monday 9 January 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chad Ochocinco and Chad Johnson.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player.
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 Atari Football or Clowns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 January 1978 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Chad Ochocinco: American football player.
- Chad Johnson: Football Player.
- AJ McLean: American singer (Backstreet Boys).
- Mathieu Garon: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Gennaro Gattuso: Italian footballer and manager.
- A McLean: American singer-songwriter dancer and actor (Backstreet Boys)
- Maggie Rizer: American model actress and activist
- Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
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