Thursday 12 October 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marko Jaric and Adam Dirks.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or Starfleet Orion.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1978 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Marko Jaric: Serbian basketball player.
- Adam Dirks: Family Member.
- Stefan Binder: German footballer.
- Baden Cooke: Australian cyclist.
- Nancy Spungen: American homicide victim 10/12/1978, by her boyfriend, heavy metal rocker Sid Vicious.
- Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen
- Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
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