Sunday 24 December 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings 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 Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1978 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Y?ld?ray Basturk: Turkish footballer.
- Carlson Twins: Kyle and Lane Carlson, American fashion models.
- Tonedeff: American rapper.
- Bevin Branlandingham: American blogger, author and queer activist, running the.
- Yıldıray Baştürk: German-Turkish footballer.
- Warren Tredrea: Australian footballer and sportscaster
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Chic - Le Freak
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- The Village People - YMCA
- The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
- The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
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