Tuesday October 17, 1978
US date format: 10/17/1978, UK date format: 17/10/1978
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Amandine Thiriet and Erin Karpluk.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1978?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
- New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
- Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
- US President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis' citizenship.
- Giovanni Gronchi: Christian Democratic Italian politician...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1978?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Boston - Don't Look Back
- John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
- Ashford & Simpson - It Seems To Hang On
- The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life
- Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat)
- Rose Royce - I'm In Love (And I Love The Feeling)
- Switch - There'll Never Be
- L.T.D. - Holding On (When Love Is Gone)
- Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance
- Foxy - Get Off
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?