Saturday 11 March 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Didier Drogba and Christopher Rice.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to (Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb.
In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush was in the top 5 hits.
Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Video Pinball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 March 1978 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- Didier Drogba: Ivorian footballer who currently at age 34 plays for Shanghai Shenhua.
- Christopher Rice: American writer, son of author Anne Rice and poet/painter Stanley Rice.
- Scott Calderwood: English-Scottish footballer and manager.
- Hayko Cepkin: Turkish singer-songwriter.
- Albert Luque: Spanish footballer.
- USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust North Carolina
- Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, Israel; 45 killed.
- Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
- Coastal Road Massacre: Palestinian terrorists kill 34 Israelis.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
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