Thursday 26 October 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Salim Sdiri and Mendeecees Harris.
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
On TV people were watching Elämänmeno.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Truck or Tournament Table.
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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
- Salim Sdiri: French athlete, long jumper, of Tunisian descent.
- Mendeecees Harris: Reality Star.
- CM Punk: American professional wrestler.
- Sari Abacha: Nigerian footballer (d. 2013).
- Jimmy Aggrey: English footballer and actor.
- Alexander Gerschenkron: Russian-born economic historian (Born 1904).
- Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
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