Thursday 26 January 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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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.
- Esteban German: Dominican baseball player.
- Kelly Stables: American actress.
- 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).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?