Saturday 11 November 1978, Veteran's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jane Canoletti and Aaron Bruno.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avalanche or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1978 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Jane Canoletti: Brazilian model who was sixth born of eight girls.
- Aaron Bruno: Rock Singer.
- Lou Vincent: New Zealand cricketer.
- Maumoon Abdul Gayoom succeeded Ibrahim Nasir as the president of the Republic of Maldives. He has since been re-elected for six consecutive 5-year terms.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- The Rolling Stones - Beast Of Burden
- Foxy - Get Off
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
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