Wednesday 25 January 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Christine Lakin and Mandy Carraway.
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.
The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depth Charge or Video Pinball.
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1978 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Christine Lakin: Actress (Alicia Lambert-Step by Step).
- Mandy Carraway: Miss Kansas Teen-USA (1996).
- Jason Roberts: English footballer.
- Charlene : Formerly swimmer for South Africa, spouse of Albert II, Prince of Monaco.
- Charlene Of Monaco: Royalty.
- Ahmet Dursun: Turkish footballer
- Denis Menchov: Russian cyclist
- Derrick Turnbow: American baseball player
- Tango Duke: Dies in Australia at 42 as the oldest known thoroughbred horse.
- Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
- Muriel Humphrey (Democrat-Minnesota) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat.
- January 27 ampndash The Great Blizzard of 1978 strikes the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes, killing 70.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
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