Friday 12 May 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 May 1978 ?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Wilfred Le Bouthillier: Canadian singer.
- Josh Phelps: American baseball player.
- Malin Åkerman: Swedish-Canadian model actress and singer.
- Malin Akerman: Swedish-Canadian actress and model.
- Aya Ishiguro: Japanese singer and fashion designer (Morning Musume and Tanpopo).
- Amy Wheaton: Actress (Curse)
- Jason Biggs: American actor from age five when he appeared in several national commercials. In 1991, at 13, he won a part on the sitcom "Drexell’s Class," a show that ran for one season. The same year, Jason made a Broadway debut in "Conversations with my Father." The play led to a role on the soap, "As the World Turns," 1996 for which he earned a nomination for Best Younger Actor in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy's.
- Hossein Reza Zadeh: Iranian weightlifter
- Emilie Poucan: French victim of an aircrash, she died on her 32nd birthday while a passenger on the Afriqiyah Airways flight that crashed on landing in Tripoli, Libya. The flight originated in Johannesburg, South Africa at 21:37 local time the previous evening and was scheduled to arrive at 6 AM in Tripoli (local time) according to a BBC News report. The only survivor of the crash was a 10-year old child.
- Robert Coogan: American actor (Born 1924).
- Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only female
- US Commerce Department announces that hurricane names will no longer be exclusively female.
- In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and Belgium to restore order.
- May 13 ampndash A group of mercenaries led by Bob Denard oust Ali Soilih in the Comoros 10 local soldiers are killed. Denard forms a new government.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
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