Monday 20 February 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andrea Moody in Abbotsford and Jay Hernandez.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees.
In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Cosmic Conflict.
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Which were the important events of 20 February 1978 ?
- Andrea Moody in Abbotsford: British Columbia; 4 x 100 swimmer (Olympics-1996).
- Jay Hernandez: American actor.
- Chelsea Peretti: Comedian.
- Lauren Ambrose: American actress and producer.
- Jakki Degg: English glamour model/actress.
- Julia Jentsch: German actress
- Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in New York, to become WWF wrestling champion.
- Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus.
- Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.
- 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett, and Bob Hope.
- The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
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