Thursday August 10, 1978
US date format: 8/10/1978, UK date format: 10/8/1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).
Famous people born on this day include Alison Folland and Oliver Petszokat.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Ausgerissen! Was nun?.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Slot Racers or The Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 10, 1978?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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- Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 10, 1978?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 10If August 10, 1978 is your birthday you're 41 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?