Monday 2 October 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ayumi Hamasaki and Matthew Hancock.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogs or Space Invaders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1978 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Ayumi Hamasaki: Japanese singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Matthew Hancock: English economist and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
- Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
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Sport Games on 2 October 1978
- Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 5 - 9
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