Sunday 14 May 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Heather Brink in Lincoln and Andre Macanga.
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.
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Revolver.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Pirate Adventure.
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Which were the important events of 14 May 1978 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Heather Brink in Lincoln: Nebraska; gymnast (Olympics-1996).
- Andre Macanga: Angolan footballer.
- Mathieu Millien: French footballer, who played midfielder for Calais between 1997 and 2010.
- Brent Harvey: Australian footballer.
- Eddie House: American basketball player.
- Working opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 25 performances
- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.
- William Powell Lear, inventor of Lear Jet, dies in Reno, Nevada.
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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