Friday 8 December 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ian Somerhalder and Antonio Esfandiari.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Tournament Table.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Ian Somerhalder: American actor, model and director.
- Antonio Esfandiari
- Vernon Wells (baseball)
- Frédéric Piquionne: French footballer.
- Mikail Markhasev: Ukrainian immigrant, raised in the U.S.
- John Oster: English-Welsh footballer.
- Anwar Siraj: Ethiopian footballer.
- Vernon Wells: American baseball player.
- Kate Robinson: Peoria, Illinois -- Dance skater (with ).
- Park Kyung-lim: South Korean entertainer.
- Frederic Piquionne: France footballer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
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