Monday 16 October 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Abel Talamantez and Whitni Zimmerman.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Hedebyborna.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball or Fire Truck.
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Which were the important events of 16 October 1978 ?
- Abel Talamantez: Texas, United States -- Singer (Menudo-Cannonball).
- Whitni Zimmerman: Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996).
- Ethan Luck: American guitarist and drummer (The O.C.
- Dan Dailey: Dancer / actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63.
- Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
- Test debut of Kapil Dev, India vs. Pakistan at Faisalabad
- Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II.
- Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
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