Friday May 26, 1978

US date format: 5/26/1978, UK date format: 26/5/1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 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 Elke Vanelderen and Laurence Fox. In that special week of May people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Slot Racers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1978, at May 26 across the years or at May 1978 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : Greek actress (Born 1887).

Movies

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Trishul

Trishul

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Don

Don

Directed by: Chandra Barot

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Midnight Express

Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Country: United States of America

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Directed by: Woo-Ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek

Country: United States of America

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

TV Series

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Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

Future Boy Conan

Future Boy Conan

Starring: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki

Country: Japan

Come Back, Lucy

Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 6 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

The Holcroft Covenant

By:

The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate.

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need

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For more than thirty years, The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across the United States.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer

Pulling Your Own Strings

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how we all can prevent ourselves from being victimised by others and begin to operate from a position of power at the centre of our own

Kalki by Gore Vidal

Kalki

By:

Gore Vidal's metaphysical thriller about an end-of-the- world cult.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dynasty (video game)

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Casino

Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 26, 1978?

On May 26, 1978 several famous people were born including, Elke Vanelderen, Laurence Fox, Jaheim .

Which famous people died on May 26, 1978?

Famous people died on May 26, 1978 include, Cybele.

What was the number one song in May 26, 1978?

The number one song in the week of May 26, 1978 was With A Little Luck by Wings in US and Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M in UK.

What were the top hits on May 26, 1978?

The top hits on May 26, 1978 were With A Little Luck by Wings, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Johnny Mathis, You're The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in US and Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M, Night Fever by The Bee Gees, The Boy From New York City by Darts in UK.


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