Friday 1 December 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carly Lawson and Mat Kearney.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while A Time For Truth by William E. Simon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avalanche or Clowns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1978 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Carly Lawson: English animator, illustrator and fashion model, the only child of 1960s supermodel Twiggy and her American husband, the actor Michael Witney.
- Mat Kearney: American singer and songwriter.
- President Carter more than doubles national park system size
- US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Chic - Le Freak
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
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