Wednesday 27 December 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nikolaos Georgeas and Pelin Batu.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Great Egg Race.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Phasor Zap.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 December 1978 ?
- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
- Nikolaos Georgeas: Greek footballer.
- Pelin Batu: Turkish actress author and historian.
- Deuce McAllister: American football player.
- Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
- The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the South Pole recorded temperatures of 7.5 ?F (-13.6 ?C), making it the highest temperature to ever be recorded in the South Pole.
- The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.
- Artificial insulin is invented.
- David Rorvik claims he has participated in a creation of a human clone in his book ''In His Image''.
- Abortion is legalized in Italy for the first time.
- In Seoul, Korea, construction begins on Seoul Subway Line 2.
- Ford initiates a recall for the Pinto because of a public outcry resulting from deaths associated with gas tank explosions
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Toto - Hold The Line
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- The Village People - YMCA
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
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