Monday 18 December 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Naomi Lang in Arcata and Katie Holmes.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Battle or Pirate Adventure.
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1978 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Naomi Lang in Arcata: California; dance skater (and Peter Tchernyshev).
- Katie Holmes: American actress with a remarkable career start, accepted at her first audition in an acclaimed film, "The Ice Storm.
- Daniel Cleary: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Ali Curtis: American soccer player.
- Funky Kato: Japanese singer-songwriter (Funky Monkey Babys).
- Naomi Lang: American ice dancer
- Dominica joins the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Toto - Hold The Line
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