Wednesday January 18, 1978

US date format: 1/18/1978, UK date format: 18/1/1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 18, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Thor Hushovd and Bogdan Lobont. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Coming Into The Country by John McPhee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogs or Clowns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1978, at January 18 across the years or at January 1978 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 18, 1978?


Holidays

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Events

  • Roof of 3-year-old Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut collapses (no injuries).
  • Geoff Boycott captains England for the first time, versus Pakistan Karachi.
  • The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
  • The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.

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Movies

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

Vishwanath

Vishwanath

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Nath

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

Men of Ideas

Men of Ideas

The Les Dawson Show

The Les Dawson Show

Starring: Semina Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror

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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

The Immigrants by Howard Fast

The Immigrants

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The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer

Looking Out For Number One

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In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

Down The Seine And Up The Potomac With Art Buchwald by Art Buchwald

Down The Seine And Up The Potomac With Art Buchwald

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Nice copy. no jacket. Ships next day!

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Frogs

Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

Sargon

Sargon

Genre: Chess

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

Clowns

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 18, 1978?

On January 18, 1978 several famous people were born including, Thor Hushovd, Bogdan Lobont, Brian Falkenborg.

Which famous people died on January 18, 1978?

Famous people died on January 18, 1978 include, Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Walter H Thompson, Carl Betz.

What was the number one song in January 18, 1978?

The number one song in the week of January 18, 1978 was Baby Come Back by Player in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.

What were the top hits on January 18, 1978?

The top hits on January 18, 1978 were Baby Come Back by Player, How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees, Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna, Love's Unkind by Donna Summer in UK.


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