Sunday January 08, 1978
US date format: 1/8/1978, UK date format: 8/1/1978
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Petra Minarova and Boris Avrukh.
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 Daniel Martin by John Fowles 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 Superman or Space Invaders.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 08, 1978?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 08, 1978?
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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 #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?