Saturday 16 September 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dan Dickau and Claudia Marx.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A.
In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits.
Paradise Alley, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Sedam plus sedam.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or Superman.
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Which were the important events of 16 September 1978 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Dan Dickau: American basketball player and coach.
- Claudia Marx: German runner.
- Matthew Rogers: American singer and television host.
- Ebonie Smith: Puerto Rican-American actress.
- Ane Roggen: Norwegian singer (Pitsj).
- Ida Roggen: Norwegian singer (Pitsj)
- Lavrentis Dianellos: Greek actor (Born 1911).
- 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
- Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
- Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
- An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
- General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq officially assumes the post of President of Pakistan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life
- Evelyn Champagne King - Shame
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