Saturday 28 January 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Helga Bauer and Papa Bouba Diop.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 January 1978 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Helga Bauer: Salas; Miss Bolivia-Universe (1997).
- Papa Bouba Diop: Senegalese footballer.
- Stephen Farrelly: Irish professional wrestler.
- Gianluigi Buffon: Italian goalkeeper who plays for Serie A club Juventus.
- Jamie Carragher: English footballer.
- Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
- Richard Chase, the quotVampire of Sacramentoquot, is arrested.
- A bomb explodes outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing 2 garbagemen, a policeman and injuring several others.
- Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
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