Friday 15 December 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henrietta Nagyova and Ned Brower.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty (video game) or Fire Truck.
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Which were the important events of 15 December 1978 ?
- Henrietta Nagyova: Nove Zamky, Slovakia -- Tennis star (ITF / Cali-COL).
- Ned Brower: American drummer and actor (Rooney).
- Mark Jansen: Dutch guitarist and songwriter (Epica After Forever and Mayan).
- Jerome McDougle: American football player.
- Chill Wills: Seagoville, Texas -- Actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders).
- Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James.
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan
- Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first major American city to go into default since the Great Depression, under Mayor Dennis Kucinich.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
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