Thursday 16 March 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sophie Hunter and Brooke Burns.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush was in the top 5 hits.
Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1978 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
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- Aldo Moro: Italian corrupt politician who was Premier of the country five times from 1963 and the leader of the Christian Democratic party.
- Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
- US Senate accepts Panam� Canal treaty.
- Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, five killed.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Soyuz 26 returns to Earth.
- Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
- Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
- Former Italian Premier Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades 5 bodyguards are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
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