Saturday 26 August 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Raja Kashif and Cindy Ega.
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
On TV people were watching Keménykalap és krumpliorr.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Truck or Alto Trek.
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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
- Raja Kashif: Pakistani singer.
- Cindy Ega: French athlete, a runner in the 4 x 400m relay event.
- Amanda Schull: Dancer.
- Raja Kaasheff: English-Indian 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
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