Sunday 16 April 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Mailer and Lara Dutta.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Come Back, Lucy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1978 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- John Mailer: American author, playwright, actor, producer, and journalist.
- Lara Dutta: Indian actress.
- Jody Gnant: American singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Nikki Griffin: American actress.
- Matthew Lloyd: Australian footballer and coach.
- Kristin Proctor: American-Norwegian actress
- Igor Tudor: Croatian footballer and manager
- Ivan Urgant: Russian television host and actor
- Christos Vasilopoulos: Greek actor
- Lucius D Clay: General/Governor US zone West Germany (airlift), dies at age 80.
- History of the American Film closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
- Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Raydio - Jack And Jill
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again
- Natalie Cole - Our Love
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