Sunday October 08, 1978
US date format: 10/8/1978, UK date format: 8/10/1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 8, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Famous people born on this day include Antonino D'Agostino and Mick O'Driscoll.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Autumn Sonata, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Battle or Astro Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1978?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Ken Warby set the world water speed record at 514 kph (319.627 mph).
- Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
- Daniel arap Moi becomes president of Kenya.
- A massive short circuit in Seasat's electrical system ends the satellite's scientific mission.
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Irish rugby player and coach.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1978?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Sport Games on October 08, 1978
- Atlanta Falcons - Pittsburgh Steelers : 7 - 31
- Baltimore Colts - St. Louis Cardinals : 30 - 17
- Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 14 - 45
- Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers : 14 - 24
- Cleveland Browns - New Orleans Saints : 24 - 16
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 08, 1978?
On October 08, 1978 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is October 08, 1978?
On October 08, 1978 the zodiac sign was Libra.
Who was the US President on October 08, 1978?
On October 08, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 08, 1978?
On October 08, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Which famous people are born on October 08, 1978?
On October 08, 1978 several famous people were born including, Antonino D'Agostino, Mick O'Driscoll, Omar Benson Miller.
Which famous people died on October 08, 1978?
Famous people died on October 08, 1978 include, Jim Gilliam, Karl Swenson, Tibor Serly.
What was the number one song in October 08, 1978?
The number one song in the week of October 08, 1978 was Kiss You All Over by Exile in US and Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John in UK.
What were the top hits on October 08, 1978?
The top hits on October 08, 1978 were Kiss You All Over by Exile, Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A, Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder in US and Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Rasputin by Boney M, Love Don't Live Here Anymore by Rose Royce in UK.