Tuesday 26 December 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anna Przybylska and Karel Rüütli.
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.
On TV people were watching The Great Egg Race.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avalanche or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Find out your future
Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 26 December 1978!
Which were the important events of 26 December 1978 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Toto - Hold The Line
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- The Village People - YMCA
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
Search For Your Ancestors
Make this date unforgettable
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?