Wednesday 26 April 1978
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anna Mouglalis and Stana Katic.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees.
In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits.
F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Come Back, Lucy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or Pirate Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Anna Mouglalis
- Stana Katic: Canadian actress.
- Peter Madsen: Danish footballer.
- Pablo Schreiber: TV Actor.
- Shinnosuke Tachibana: Japanese voice actor.
- France sends troops to Chad.
- NASA launches space vehicle S-201.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - Night Fever
- Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
- Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You
- Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
- Wings - With A Little Luck
- Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
- Kansas - Dust In The Wind
- Raydio - Jack And Jill
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want
- Johnny Mathis - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
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