Sunday February 19, 1978

US date format: 2/19/1978, UK date format: 19/2/1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see zodiac on February 19, 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 Immortal Technique and Berry (singer). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Monkey, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer 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 Superman or Casino.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
  • Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
  • Chaoflux (Discordianism)

Events

  • On the 20th Century opens at St. James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 metre indoor (2:34.8).
  • Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.

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Movies

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Blue Collar

Blue Collar

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Country: United States of America

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

Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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

Written by:

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Het is weer zo laat!

Het is weer zo laat!

Written by:

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Cor Beurskens, Rob van Houten, Henk Laan

Country: Netherlands

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

By:

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 Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Casino

Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 19, 1978?

On February 19, 1978 several famous people were born including, Immortal Technique, Berry (singer), Christine Rowland.

What was the number one song in February 19, 1978?

The number one song in the week of February 19, 1978 was Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees in US and Take A Chance On Me by Abba in UK.

What were the top hits on February 19, 1978?

The top hits on February 19, 1978 were Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees, (Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb, Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel in US and Take A Chance On Me by Abba, Figaro by Brotherhood Of Man, If I Had Words by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keely in UK.