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..

You can also have a look at the year 1978, at October 08 across the years or at October 1978 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Country: United States of America

Watership Down

Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States of America

Interiors

Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Country: United States of America

The Silent Partner

The Silent Partner

Directed by: Daryl Duke

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

Sport Games on October 08, 1978

Sport Games on October 08, 1978


NFL

American Football
  • 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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TV Series

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

How old am I?

If October 08, 1978 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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.


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