Thursday 28 December 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1978 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Chris Coyne: Australian footballer and manager.
- Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace: English model actress and fashion designer.
- Jang Min-hyeok: South Korean voice actor.
- Özgü Namal: Turkish singer-songwriter and actress.
- John Legend: R&B Singer.
- Harry Winston: US jeweler for the "rich and famous", dies at age 82.
- 30th hat trick in New York Islanders' history (Mike Bossy).
- With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry's first crew resource management program.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Toto - Hold The Line
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Chic - Le Freak
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- The Village People - YMCA
- The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
- The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 28 December 1978 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?