Thursday 26 January 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Reesa Starr and Kelly Stables.
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 Atari Football or Space War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 January 1978 ?
- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Reesa Starr: Jr.
- Kelly Stables: American actress.
- Esteban German: Dominican baseball player.
- Esteban Germán: Dominican baseball player.
- Atsuko Kurusu: Japanese actress.
- Corina Morariu: American tennis player and sportscaster
- Frank Herbert completes his novel Destination: Void
- Mario Soares forms Portuguese government.
- Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40.
- International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit.
- The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio : Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h).
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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