Saturday 20 May 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pavla Hamackova-Rybova and Hristos Banikas.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Revolver.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Casino or Superman.
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Which were the important events of 20 May 1978 ?
- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Pavla Hamackova-Rybova: Czech athlete.
- Hristos Banikas: Greek chess player.
- Pavla Hamáčková-Rybová: Czech pole vaulter.
- Nils Schumann: German runner.
- 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris
- US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus.
- 104th Preakness: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 1:54.4.
- Mavis Hutchinson, 53, becomes the first woman to run across the U.S. her trek took 69 days.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
- Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
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