Monday December 04, 1978

US date format: 12/4/1978, UK date format: 4/12/1978

The day of the week was Monday, under the astrological sign of Sagittarius (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on December 4, 1978).

Famous birthdays on this day include Michele Di Piedi and Jaclyn Victor.

The number one song in US was Le Freak by Chic. Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was #1 song in the UK.

Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1978 while Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching A Woman Called Moses. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Atari Football.

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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December 04, 1978 Events

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Historical Events

  • Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor
  • Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus.
  • Dutch War criminal Pieter Menten freed.
  • Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California's first female mayor (she served until January 8, 1988).

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December 04, 1978 Famous Birthdays


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If December 04, 1978 is your birthday you are 44 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 04.

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Movies

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Superman

Superman

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Country: United States of America

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Country: United States of America

Every Which Way But Loose

Every Which Way But Loose

Release year: 1978

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States of America

Ecce bombo

Ecce bombo

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Nanni Moretti

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Lina Sastri, Fabio Traversa, Glauco Mauri, Luisa Rossi, Carola Stagnaro, Susanna Javicoli, Cristina Manni, Simona Frosi, Piero Galletti, Luciano Agati, Agenore Incrocci

Country: Italy

Blue Movie

Blue Movie

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Alberto Cavallone

Starring: Leda Simonetti, Patrizia Funari, Danielle Dugas, Claude Maran, Joseph Dickson

Country: Italy

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Le Freak
  2. - MacArthur Park
  3. - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
  4. - I Just Wanna Stop
  5. - How Much I Feel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mary's Boy Child
  2. - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
  3. - YMCA
  4. - A Taste Of Aggro
  5. - Too Much Heaven

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Le Freak
  2. - Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  3. - I'm Every Woman
  4. - Got To Be Real
  5. - Mary Jane
Sport Games on December 04, 1978

Sport Games on December 04, 1978


NFL

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - San Diego Chargers : 7 - 40
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TV Series

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A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

Release year: 1978

Matador

Matador

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Erik Balling

Starring: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

Country: Denmark

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Release year: 1978

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett

Eye Of The Needle

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The global phenomenon created by Edge of Eternity's author. His code name was "The Needle". He was a German aristocrat of exceptional intelligence, a master spy with a history of violence.

The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea

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The Empty Copper Sea, a classic crime novel by a beloved author of crime fiction, features Travis McGee, a hard-boiled detective who lives in a houseboat.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This facsimile reproduction is of the 1906 naturalist's journal. Edith Holden documented in words and pictures the British countryside's flora, fauna, and changes throughout the year.

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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This collector's edition celebrates the 35th anniversary celebrations of Gnomes, a delightful classic.

A Time For Truth by William E. Simon

A Time For Truth

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An eminent conservative examines the economic and policy policies that threaten liberty and points the way towards an American Renaissance.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Clowns

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 04, 1978?

On December 04, 1978 several famous people were born including, Michele Di Piedi, Jaclyn Victor, Jaclyn Victor.

Which famous people died on December 04, 1978?

Famous people died on December 04, 1978 include, Samuel Abraham Goldsmith.

What was the number one song in December 04, 1978?

The number one song in the week of December 04, 1978 was Le Freak by Chic in US and Mary's Boy Child by Boney M in UK.

What were the top hits on December 04, 1978?

The top hits on December 04, 1978 were Le Freak by Chic, MacArthur Park by Donna Summer, You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil in US and Mary's Boy Child by Boney M, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart, YMCA by The Village People in UK.