Wednesday 15 November 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Floyd Womack .
In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Same Time, Next Year, directed by Robert Mulligan, 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 The Moon Stallion.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Alto Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 November 1978 ?
- Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
- USA - America Recycles Day
- Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
- Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
- Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
- R.C. Saints - Albert the Great
- Palestine - Independence Day (declared 1988)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent; also see November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Floyd Womack: American football player.
- Margaret Mead: American cultural anthropologist who made six South Sea sojourns to study cultural conditioning.
- Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
- A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- Captain and Tennille - You Never Done It Like That
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