Tuesday 14 February 1978, Valentine's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Laurie Schwoy and Danai Gurira.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees.
In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tournament Table or Dynasty (video game).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1978 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Laurie Schwoy: soccer forward (Olympics-1996).
- Danai Gurira: TV Actress.
- Dwele : American singer-songwriter and producer.
- Dean Gaffney: English actor.
- Richard Hamilton: American basketball player.
- Darius Songaila: Lithuanian basketball player
- Paul Governali: American football player (Born 1921).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
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