Friday 6 January 1978, Epiphany
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pépito Elhorga and Tara Spencer-Nairn.
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 The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching On Our Own.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alto Trek or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 6 January 1978
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1978 ?
- 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
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Pépito Elhorga
- Tara Spencer-Nairn: Canadian actress.
- Yaël Naïm: French-Israeli singer and songwrite, born to Jewish Tunisian immigrants.
- Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor: Michigan; pairs skater (and Danielle Hartsell).
- Casey Fossum: American baseball player.
- 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
- US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
- USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
- First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
Top #10 R&B songs
- Ffun - ConFunkShun
- George Duke - Reach For It
- Rose Royce - Ooh Boy
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Serpentine Fire
- Natalie Cole - Our Love
- High Inergy - You Can't Turn Me Off (in The Middle Of Turning Me
- War - Galaxy
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Al Green - Belle
- Odyssey - Native New Yorker
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?