Wednesday 17 May 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mix-up Twins and Carlos Pena.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Revolver.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Alto Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Mix-up Twins: Brazilian birth mix-up, Allessandra was exchanged with a twin, Roberta, and sent home with Roberta's twin, Renata.
- Carlos Pena: Dominican baseball player.
- John Foster: American baseball player and coach.
- Paddy Kenny: English footballer.
- Carlos Peña: Dominican-American baseball player.
- Magdalena Zděnovcová: Czech tennis player
- John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd: speaker of house of commons, dies.
- Lee Lacy hits record third consecutive pinch-hit homerun.
- Charles Chaplin's coffin is found some 15ampnbspkm from the cemetery from which it was stolen, near Lake Geneva.
- Soviet dissident Yuri Orlov is sentenced to 7 years hard labor for distributing 'counterrevolutionary material'.
- Sarajevo is selected to host the 1984 Winter Olympics and Los Angeles is selected to host the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
- Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
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