Wednesday 22 February 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gus Sorola and Jenny Frost.
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 Slot Racers.
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1978 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
Famous Birthdays:22 February
- Phyllis McGinley: United States -- Poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters).
- 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee
- Two tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee.
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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