Thursday 14 September 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ben Cohen and Olga Gromyko.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A.
In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits.
Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching The Sandbaggers.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US) or Avalanche.
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1978 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Ben Cohen: British sportsman, an England rugby union player and activist.
- Olga Gromyko: Belorussian writer of humorous science fiction and fantasy, published since 2003.
- Carmen Kass: Estonian model and actress.
- Silvia Navarro: Mexican actress.
- Danielle Peck: American singer-songwriter.
- Portugal government of Da Costa falls
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- Earth, Wind and Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life
- Evelyn Champagne King - Shame
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