Thursday 4 May 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shaenon K Garrity and Daisuke Ono.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, 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 Sabado loco, loco.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Phasor Zap.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1978 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Shaenon K Garrity: American webcomics writer and artist.
- Daisuke Ono: Japanese seiyu.
- James Harrison: Football Player.
- Erin Andrews: ESPN sideline reporter.
- Brett Burton: Australian football player.
- Vladimíra Uhlířová: Czech tennis player
- Russian President Brezhnev visits West Germany.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
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