Thursday 12 January 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bonaventure Kalou and Kim Sa Rang.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pirate Adventure or Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1978 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Bonaventure Kalou: Ivorian footballer.
- Kim Sa Rang: Korean actress.
- Amerie : American recording artist, record producer, and actress.
- Jeremy Camp: American musician.
- Luis Ayala: Mexican baseball pitcher.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Shaun Cassidy - Hey Deanie
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
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