Thursday October 26, 1978

US date format: 10/26/1978, UK date format: 26/10/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see zodiac on October 26, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include CM Punk and Alexandria Karlsen. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Devata, directed by S. Ramanathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Treasure Island. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Conflict or Tournament Table.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

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Movies

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Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Country: United States of America

Halloween

Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States of America

Watership Down

Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States of America

Interiors

Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on October 26, 1978

Sport Games on October 26, 1978


NFL

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Dallas Cowboys : 21 - 10
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TV Series

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

How old am I?

If October 26, 1978 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1978?

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Ship

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Sargon

Sargon

Genre: Chess

The Cottage

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 26, 1978 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 26, 1978?

On October 26, 1978 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 26, 1978?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 26, 1978?

On October 26, 1978 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 26, 1978?

On October 26, 1978 several famous people were born including, CM Punk, Alexandria Karlsen, Salim Sdiri.

Which famous people died on October 26, 1978?

Famous people died on October 26, 1978 include, Alexander Gerschenkron.

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

The number one song in the week of October 26, 1978 was Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder in US and Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John in UK.

What were the top hits on October 26, 1978?

The top hits on October 26, 1978 were Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder, You Needed Me by Anne Murray, Reminiscing by Little River Band in US and Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Rasputin by Boney M, Love Don't Live Here Anymore by Rose Royce in UK.


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