Thursday May 04, 1978
US date format: 5/4/1978, UK date format: 4/5/1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Erin Andrews 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.
Don, directed by Chandra Barot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cottage or Blasto.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 04, 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
- See more
- Russian President Brezhnev visits West Germany.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 04, 1978?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial
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
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
- The Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Darts - The Boy From New York City
- Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late
- Dee D Jackson - Automatic Lover
Top #10 R&B songs
- Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- George Benson - On Broadway
- The Isley Brothers - Take Me To The Next Phase
- Rufus/Chaka Khan - Stay
- Roberta Flack With Donny Hathaway - The Closer I Get To You
- Peter Brown With Betty Wright - Dance With Me
- Heatwave - The Grooveline
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
- Faze-O - Riding High
Make this day unforgettable
Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?