Thursday 20 July 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Denny Mendez and Jen Grubb.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Animal House, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Spearhead.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Slot Racers or Space Invaders.
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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- Denny Mendez: Miss Italy Universe (1997).
- Jen Grubb: Elk Hart, Indiana -- Soccer defender (1996 Olympics).
- Tamsyn Lewis: Australian athlete.
- Pavel Datsyuk: Russian ice hockey player.
- Charlie Korsmo: Actor (Dick Tracy, What About Bob).
- Tamsyn Manou: Australian runner
- Andrus Murumets: Estonian strongman
- Chris Sligh: American singer-songwriter and producer (Half Past Forever)
- Will Solomon: American basketball player
- Elliott Yamin: American singer-songwriter
- Ieva Zunda: Latvian runner and hurdler
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