Thursday 9 November 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steven Lopez and Evi Hanssen.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball or Space Invaders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 November 1978 ?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Steven Lopez: American taekwondo martial artist.
- Evi Hanssen: Belgian actress, TV host and dancer.
- Sisqo : American singer (Dru Hill).
- Even Ormestad: Guitarist.
- Sisqó : American singer-songwriter producer and actor (Dru Hill).
- Steven López: American martial artist
- NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
- Tanzania recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- The Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden
- Foxy - Get Off
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
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