Thursday 19 October 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Sellers and James Roberts.
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 Phasor Zap or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 October 1978 ?
- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Chris Sellers: Cleveland, Ohio -- Rapper (Another Bad Creation).
- James Roberts: British Ice Hockey Player.
- Zakhar Dubenskiy: Russian footballer.
- Gabrielle Dennis: TV Actress.
- Enrique Bernoldi: Brazilian race car driver.
- Zakhar Dubensky: Russian footballer
- Henri Sorvali: Finnish guitarist and keyboard player (Moonsorrow and Finntroll)
- Gig Young: American actor, handsome and personable with a manner of whimsical humor that lent itself well to romantic comedy on film, stage and TV.
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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