Saturday 1 April 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Miroslava Vavrinec and Antonio de Nigris.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush was in the top 5 hits.
Pretty Baby, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Future Boy Conan.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasto or Starfleet Orion.
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Miroslava Vavrinec: Swiss tennis player.
- Antonio de Nigris: Mexican footballer (Born 1978).
- Jean-Pierre Dumont: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Mirka Federer: Slovak-Swiss tennis player.
- Anamaria Marinca: Romanian-English actress.
- Etan Thomas: American basketball player
- The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
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