Sunday 12 February 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Douglas Fisher and Brett Hodgson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees.
In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba 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 Astro Battle or Sargon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1978 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Douglas Fisher: American high school security guard and musician.
- Brett Hodgson: Australian rugby league footballer.
- Gethin Jones: Welsh rugby player and television host.
- Silver Meikar: Estonian journalist and politician.
- Jesus Christ Superstar closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.
- Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
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