Tuesday 18 April 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amanda Sthers .
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Come Back, Lucy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 April 1978 ?
- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
- Amanda Sthers: French writer also known as Amanda Maruani, she published her first novel, said to be autobiographical, in 2004.
- Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
- US Senate votes to turn Panam� Canal over to Panam� on December 31, 1999.
- Izhar Cohen the Alphabeta win the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 for Israel with their song ampquotA-Ba-Ni-Biampquot.
- The One Love Peace Concert is held at National Heroes Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob Marley unites 2 opposing political leaders at this concert, bringing peace to the civil war-ridden streets of the city.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Raydio - Jack And Jill
- England Dan and John Ford Coley - We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again
- Natalie Cole - Our Love
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