Tuesday 5 December 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pachrapa Chaichua and Neil Druckmann.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or Casino.
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Which were the important events of 5 December 1978 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Pachrapa Chaichua: Thai actress.
- Neil Druckmann: American video game designer and author.
- Olli Jokinen: Finnish ice hockey player.
- Marcelo Zalayeta: Uruguayan footballer.
- EG decides establishes EMS, European Monetary System
- Phillies Pete Rose becomes highest paid baseball player
- Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
- Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, US$32 million contract with Philadelphia Phillies, making Rose highest paid baseball player.
- The Soviet Union signs a ''friendship treaty'' with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
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