Tuesday 8 August 1978US date format: 8/8/1978, UK date format: 8/8/1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Countess Vaughn and Louis Saha.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Under the Same Sun.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 August 1978
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1978 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Countess Vaughn: American actress and singer.
- Louis Saha: French former professional footballer who capped 20 times for the French national team and scored four goals.
- Guillaume Gomez (chef)
- Natsuko Kuwatani: Japanese voice actress.
- Laurence Bonnafous: French homicide victim who was shot to death at the age of 13 on 5/13/1992, 3:50 PM, Toulouse along with her sister and mother by her psychiatrist father, Lysian, who then shot and killed himself.
- Ebru Yaşar: Turkish singer.
- Alan Maybury: Irish footballer and coach.
- Miho Shiraishi: Japanese actress.
- Pioneer-Venus 2 with five atmospheric probes launched toward Venus.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste Of Honey, A
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
Top #10 R&B songs
Top #5 songs in the UK
- You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
- The Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Clout - Substitute
- Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
- Darts - It's Raining
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?