Tuesday 24 October 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Justin Lee Brannan and Charlotte Consorti.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Empire Road.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US) or Slot Racers.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Justin Lee Brannan: American musician.
- Charlotte Consorti: French professional kitesurfer of Italian descent, she won the gold medal at the 2007 World championship.
- Carlos Edwards: Trinidadian footballer.
- James Hopes: Australian one-day cricketer.
- Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
- NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 points versus New York Islanders.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
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