Thursday 26 October 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 26 October 1978 ?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Sari Abacha: Nigerian footballer (d. 2013).
- Jimmy Aggrey: English footballer and actor.
- Eva Kaili: Greek TV presenter and politician.
- Dave Zastudil: American football player.
- Salim Sdiri: French athlete, long jumper, of Tunisian descent.
- Alexander Gerschenkron: Russian-born economic historian (Born 1904).
- Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
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