Friday 13 October 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jermaine O'Neal .
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 Atari Football or The Cottage.
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- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Jermaine O'Neal: American basketball player: forward, Trail Blazers.
- Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
- James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu
- President Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
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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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