Thursday January 12, 1978

US date format: 1/12/1978, UK date format: 12/1/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 12, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Amerie (singer) and Bonaventure Kalou. 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. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant 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 Star Ship or Sargon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1978, at January 12 across the years or at January 1978 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

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Movies

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

Vishwanath

Vishwanath

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Nath

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

Men of Ideas

Men of Ideas

The Les Dawson Show

The Les Dawson Show

Starring: Semina Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

How old am I?

If January 12, 1978 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant

Dynasty

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A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country

Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan

The Dragons Of Eden

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Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of

The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Second Deadly Sin

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A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York’s art worldA month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Ship

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Casino

Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Sargon

Sargon

Genre: Chess

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 12, 1978?

On January 12, 1978 several famous people were born including, Amerie (singer), Bonaventure Kalou, Jeremy Camp.

What was the number one song in January 12, 1978?

The number one song in the week of January 12, 1978 was Baby Come Back by Player in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.

What were the top hits on January 12, 1978?

The top hits on January 12, 1978 were Baby Come Back by Player, How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees, Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna, Love's Unkind by Donna Summer in UK.


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