Thursday 21 December 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amber Corwin and Michael Vitar in Los Angeles.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing MUD1 or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1978 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Amber Corwin: Harbor City, California -- Figure skater (1997 National Sr - 5th).
- Michael Vitar in Los Angeles: California; actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids).
- Shaun Morgan: Guitarist.
- Mike Vitar: American actor.
- Emiliano Brembilla: Italian swimmer.
- Broadway Musical opens / closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, New York City
- Sports cartoonist Willard Mullin, creator of the lovable character known as the 'Brooklyn Bum', dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA at the age of 76.
- Police in Des Plaines, Illinois, arrest John Wayne Gacy Jr for murder.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Toto - Hold The Line
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