Friday 17 November 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Katie Sweetman and Rachel McAdams.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer.
In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits.
Same Time, Next Year, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cottage or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 November 1978 ?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Katie Sweetman: American astrologer, based in New York city.
- Rachel McAdams: Canadian actress.
- Zoe Bell: New Zealand actress-stuntwoman.
- Reggie Wayne: American football player.
- Tom Ellis: TV Actor.
- Glen Air: Former Rugby League player for London Broncos
- Zoë Bell: New Zealand actress and stuntwoman
- James J "Gene" Tunney: Heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80.
- Gerald Lascelles (under English Princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- Captain and Tennille - You Never Done It Like That
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