Tuesday 20 June 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of June 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.
Jaws 2, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 June 1978 ?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- LaVar Arrington: American football player and sportscaster.
- Jan-Paul Saeijs: Dutch footballer.
- Bobby Seay: American baseball player.
- Mike Birbiglia: American comedian.
- Quinton Jackson: American mixed martial artist.
- Frank Lampard: English footballer
- A shootout between Provisional IRA members and the British Army leaves 1 civilian and 3 IRA men dead.
- 1978 Iranian Chinook shootdown: Iranian helicopters stray into Soviet airspace and are shot down.
- Charon, a satellite of Pluto, is discovered.
- São Tomé and Príncipe recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
- ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
- Bob Seger - Still The Same
- Carly Simon - You Belong To Me
- Peter Brown - Dance With Me
- Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
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