Tuesday 17 October 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pablo Iglesias Turrión and Jerry Flannery.
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.
The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching The Upchat Connection.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball or Blasto.
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Which were the important events of 17 October 1978 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Pablo Iglesias Turrión: Spanish politician who has been the General Secretary of the Podemos Party since 2014.
- Jerry Flannery: Irish rugby player and coach.
- Erin Karpluk: Canadian television actress.
- Chuka Umunna: English lawyer and politician.
- Giovanni Gronchi: Christian Democratic Italian politician who became the third President of the Italian Republic in 1955, after Luigi Einaudi.
- New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
- New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
- President Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship
- Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
- US President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis' citizenship.
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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