Thursday 17 August 1978
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mehdi Baala and Jelena Karleusa.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores.
In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Spearhead.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing MUD1 or Basketball.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1978 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Mehdi Baala: French middle-distance runner competing mainly in the 1500 metres event.
- Jelena Karleusa: Pop Singer.
- Jelena Karleuša: Serbian singer and dancer.
- Karena Lam: Canadian-Hong Kong actress and singer.
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach: American actor.
- Vibeke Stene: Norwegian singer (Tristania)
- 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
- Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Commodores - Three Times A Lady
- Frankie Valli - Grease
- Donna Summer - Last Dance
- The Rolling Stones - Miss You
- Foreigner - Hot Blooded
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
- Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
- Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
- Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
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