Saturday 13 May 1978
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barry Zito and Mike Bibby.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Revolver.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Superman.
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- Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
- Saint John the Silent
- Saint Gerald of Villamagna
- Saint Robert Bellarmine
- Saint Servatus
- Our Lady of Fatima
- Rotuma Day in Fiji.
- World Fair Trade Day (2006).
- Abbotsbury Garland Day, Dorset, England.
- Commemoration of Julian of Norwich (Anglican).
- Saint Rolanda
- Barry Zito: American baseball player.
- Mike Bibby: American basketball player and coach.
- Ryan Bukvich: American baseball player.
- Germán Magariños: Argentinian actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Dilshan Vitharana: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- Angel closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
- Runaways opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 199 performances
- Musical Runaways with Elizabeth Swados premieres in New York City
- Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just two (side) wheels.
- Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 metre steeplechase (8:05.4).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
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