Saturday 26 August 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1978 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Cindy Ega: French athlete, a runner in the 4 x 400m relay event.
- Amanda Schull: Dancer.
- Raja Kaasheff: English-Indian singer.
- Raja Kashif: Pakistani singer.
- Soyuz 31 carries two cosmonauts (one the first East German, Sigmund JShn) to Salyut 6.
- Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I.
- Sigmund Jahn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
- Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
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