Tuesday 24 January 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Tillman and Kristen Schaal.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, 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 The Les Dawson Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing MUD1 or Pirate Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1978 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Kevin Tillman: American athlete, a minor league baseball player for the Cleveland Indians organization, who with his brother Pat joined the military for a three-year stint in May 2002.
- Kristen Schaal: TV Actress.
- Herta Oberheuser: German physician (d. 1978).
- Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
- US President Jimmy Carter signs Executive Order on Intelligence (number 12036).
- 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (overtime) at Buffalo, New York.
- Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
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