Friday 26 May 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elke Vanelderen and Laurence Fox.
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.
Capricorn One, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Human Factor by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Revolver.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Elke Vanelderen
- Laurence Fox
- Jaheim : Rapper.
- Phil Elvrum: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Microphones Mount Eerie and Old Time Relijun).
- Fabio Firmani: Italian footballer.
- Mix-up Twins: Brazilian birth mix-up, Allessandra was exchanged with a twin, Roberta, and sent home with Roberta's twin, Renata.
- Phil Elverum: American singer-songwriter.
- Cybele: Greek actress (Born 1887).
- 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
- Atlantic City, New Jersey, opens its first gambling casino, run by Resorts International. New Jersey governor Brendan Byrne opens the casino at 10AM. The first legal bet is made by Steve Lawrence, $10 on craps, pass, loses.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1978 ?
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
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