Thursday 23 February 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Karolina Rantamaki and Rene Perez.
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 The Cottage or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1978 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Karolina Rantamaki: Ice hockey left wing (Finland, Olympics - 1998).
- Rene Perez: Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13).
- Jo Joyner: English actress.
- Yuka Motohashi: Japanese actress.
- Residente : Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Calle 13).
- Dan Snyder: Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1978)
- 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California", Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win.
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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