Tuesday 9 May 1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Santiago Dellape and Marwan al-Shehhi.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sabado loco, loco.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Pirate Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1978 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Santiago Dellape: Argentine-born Italian rugby player.
- Marwan al-Shehhi: Emirati terrorist hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001).
- Leandro Cufré: Argentinian footballer.
- Santiago Dellapè: Argentinian-Italian rugby player.
- Aaron Harang: American baseball player.
- Aldo Moro Prime Minister of Italy: 1963-1968, 1974-1976 (Born 1916).
- Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
- PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found.
- Musical Ain't Misbehavin' opens at Longacre Theater in New York City for 1604 performances.
- In Rome, the corpse of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro is found in a red Renault 4.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
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