Wednesday May 24, 1978
US date format: 5/24/1978, UK date format: 24/5/1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 Bryan Greenberg and Rose (singer).
In that special week of May people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings.
In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starfleet Orion or Tournament Table.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1978?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 1978?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover
- Jefferson Starship - Count On Me
- George Benson - On Broadway
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
- The Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Darts - The Boy From New York City
- Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late
- Dee D Jackson - Automatic Lover
Top #10 R&B songs
- The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
- The Isley Brothers - Take Me To The Next Phase
- Heatwave - The Grooveline
- Rufus/Chaka Khan - Stay
- Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- George Benson - On Broadway
- Peter Brown With Betty Wright - Dance With Me
- Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Dance Across The Floor
- George Duke - Dukey Stick (Part One)
- Faze-O - Riding High
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 24If May 24, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?