Monday 26 June 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Seth Doane and Maxim Boilard.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Everyday Maths.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Space Invaders.
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Which were the important events of 26 June 1978 ?
- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- Independence Day in Madagascar
- Saint Josemarfa Escriv� (d. 1975)
- Seth Doane: American journalist, this handsome, young, blond heart-throb to teens and "tweens" all over the country, Doane is the anchor and correspondent for Channel One News, a show seen daily by more than 8 million school children in 12,000 schools across the US.
- Maxim Boilard: Canadian canoe racer.
- Rabbaji: President of South-Yemen, executed.
- First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
- Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France.
- Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
- A bombing by Breton nationalists causes destruction in Versailles.
- The U.S. scientific satellite Seasat is launched.
- ''University of California Regents v. Bakke'': The Supreme Court of the United States bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms the constitutionality of programs which give advantages to minorities.
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