Friday 5 May 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bruno Cheyrou and Riad Sattouf.
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 Coming Into The Country by John McPhee was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sabado loco, loco.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US) or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1978 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Bruno Cheyrou: French footballer.
- Riad Sattouf: French writer, cartoonist, comics artist and film director of Syrian descent.
- Santiago Cabrera: Chilean actor.
- Morgan Pehme: American director producer and screenwriter.
- John Wilshere: Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer.
- Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
- Norway opens a natural gas field in the Polar Sea.
- Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.
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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