Friday 17 March 1978, St. Patrick's Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Adam Jennings and Jason Burns.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush 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 and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or The Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 March 1978 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Adam Jennings: British actor, producer and director.
- Jason Burns: American author and publisher.
- Zachery Kouwe: American journalist.
- Saša Stanišić: Bosnian-German author.
- Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
- Reds don green uniforms for St. Patricks Day
- The oil tanker ''Amoco Cadiz'' runs aground on the coast of Brittany.
- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, is sentenced to death by hanging for ordering the assassination of a political opponent.
- California Jam II is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, attracting more than 300,000 fans.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Samantha Sang - Emotion
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
- Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch
- Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
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