Tuesday 31 January 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fabian Caballero and Ray Shah.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees.
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 Atari Football or Cosmic Conflict.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1978 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Fabian Caballero: Argentine footballer.
- Ray Shah: Irish radio presenter.
- Fabián Caballero: Argentinian footballer and manager.
- Brad Rutter: American game show contestant; highest winning champion in Jeopardy! history.
- Ellen Stagg: American photographer.
- Arthur Wellesley: Earl of Mornington, English noble
- Elvis: The Legend Lives! opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 performances
- Israel turns three military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
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