Thursday 2 February 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Mori and Aaron Staton.
In that special week of February 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 Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cottage or Adventureland.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Barbara Mori: Model.
- Aaron Staton
- Rich Sommer: American actor.
- Barry Ferguson: Scottish footballer and manager.
- Macarena Gómez
- Annabel Ellwood: Australian tennis player.
- Eden Espinosa: American actress and singer.
- Adam Christopher: New Zealand writer.
- Olivier Mutis: French professional tennis player who retired in 2006.
- Annabel Ellwood in Canberra: Australia; tennis star (1995 Futures NC).
- Wendy Barrie: British-American actress, a vivacious minor star who was on-screen from 1935 in Hollywood.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 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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