Friday January 06, 1978, Epiphany

US date format: 1/6/1978, UK date format: 6/1/1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 6, 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 Pépito Elhorga and Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor. In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starfleet Orion or 3-D Docking Mission.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1978, at January 06 across the years or at January 1978 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
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Events

  • USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
  • First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Movies

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Country: United States of America

The Goodbye Girl

The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Professionals

The Professionals

Written by:

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

Bassie & Adriaan

Bassie & Adriaan

How old am I?

If January 06, 1978 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Daniel Martin by John Fowles

Daniel Martin

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A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

Dynasty (video game)

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Starfleet Orion

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 06, 1978?

On January 06, 1978 several famous people were born including, Pépito Elhorga, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor.

Which famous people died on January 06, 1978?

Famous people died on January 06, 1978 include, John D MacArthur, Burt Munro.

What was the number one song in January 06, 1978?

The number one song in the week of January 06, 1978 was How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.

What were the top hits on January 06, 1978?

The top hits on January 06, 1978 were How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees, Baby Come Back by Player, Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna, Love's Unkind by Donna Summer in UK.


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