Saturday 30 December 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tyrese and Dikla Hamdy.
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 Please Stand By.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Ship or Depth Charge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 December 1978 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Tyrese: American singer and actor.
- Dikla Hamdy: Miss Israel Universe (1997).
- Tyrese Gibson: American Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ.
- Devin Brown: American basketball player.
- Phillips Idowu: English triple jumper.
- Zbigniew Promiński: Polish drummer (Behemoth Azarath and Witchmaster)
- Rob Scuderi: American ice hockey player
- King & I closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
- Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach.
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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