Saturday 7 January 1978, Orthodox Christmas
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Charles de Menezes and Dean Cosker.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien 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 Gee Bee or Astro Battle.
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1978 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Jean Charles de Menezes: Brazilian shooting victim (d. 2005).
- Dean Cosker: English cricketer.
- Kevin Mench: American baseball player.
- Emilio Palma: Argentinian citizen first person born on Antarctica.
- Angola revises its constitution.
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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 songs in the UK
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
- Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
- Abba - Money Money Money
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love
- Barry Biggs - Sideshow
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
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