Monday 23 October 1978
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Bullard and Steve Harmison.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder.
In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits.
The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
On TV people were watching The Upchat Connection.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Truck or Phasor Zap.
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Which were the important events of 23 October 1978 ?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Jimmy Bullard: English footballer.
- Steve Harmison: English cricketer and sportscaster.
- John Lackey: American baseball player.
- Wang Nan: Chinese table tennis player.
- Archie Thompson: New Zealand-Australian footballer.
- Maybelle Carter: American autoharp player (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1978).
- CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
- China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
- Anne Murray - You Needed Me
- Little River Band - Reminiscing
- Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
- Kenny Loggins - Whenever I Call You Friend
- Exile - Kiss You All Over
- Foreigner - Double Vision
- John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
- Ambrosia - How Much I Feel
- Taste Of Honey, A - Boogie Oogie Oogie
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