Sunday 8 October 1978
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
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.
Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, 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 3-D Docking Mission or Blasto.
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- 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
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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- Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
- 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.
- United States President Jimmy Carter signs a bill that authorizes the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs a bill into law which allows homebrewing of beer in the United States.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
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