Wednesday 13 December 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Olav Bjortomt and Kaspars Kambala.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Buchwald Stops Here by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball or Cosmic Conflict.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Olav Bjortomt: English quiz player.
- Kaspars Kambala: Latvian basketball player.
- Ryo Kawakita: Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Maximum the Hormone).
- BJ Penn: American mixed martial artist and wrestler.
- Okan Yalabık: Turkish actor.
- Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Al Stewart - Time Passages
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
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