Monday 11 December 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eric Borel and Roy Wood.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil.
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 Cosmic Conflict or Sargon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1978 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Eric Borel: French homicide, the killer of 16 people over a period of two days starting on Saturday, 9/23/1995 in Solliers-Pont, France.
- Roy Wood: Jr.
- Paul O'Dea: American baseball player and manager (d. 1978).
- 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
- Six masked men bind ten employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and make off with US$5.8 million in cash and jewelry.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
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