Friday 6 October 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ricky Hatton and Carolina Gynning.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty (video game) or Slot Racers.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Ricky Hatton: English boxer.
- Carolina Gynning: Swedish model actress and singer.
- Pamela David: Argentinian model and actress.
- Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of US university (Chic)
- Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
- Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in Some Girls
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
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