Saturday July 08, 1978
US date format: 7/8/1978, UK date format: 8/7/1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Eve Myles and Urmas Rooba.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Depth Charge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 08, 1978?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
- Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 08, 1978?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song
- Marshall Hain - Dancin' In The City
- Clout - Substitute
- The Motors - Airport
Top #10 R&B songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?