Saturday January 28, 1978

US date format: 1/28/1978, UK date format: 28/1/1978

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on January 28, 1978, here's what our experts found out: it was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac and Moon Sign on January 28, 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 Gianluigi Buffon and Sheamus . 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. Leopard in the Snow, directed by Gerry O'Hara, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1978 while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling book. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Fire Truck.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 28, 1978?


Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas

Events

  • Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
  • Richard Chase, the quotVampire of Sacramentoquot, is arrested.
  • A bomb explodes outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing 2 garbagemen, a policeman and injuring several others.
  • Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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Movies

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Leopard in the Snow

Leopard in the Snow

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Gerry O'Hara

Starring: Keir Dullea, Susan Penhaligon, Kenneth More, Billie Whitelaw

The One and Only

The One and Only

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Vishwanath

Vishwanath

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Nath

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Release year: 1978

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Origins by Richard E. Leakey and Roger Lewin

Origins

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Richard Leakey's personal account of his fossil hunting and landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, his reassessment of human prehistory based on new evidence and analytic techniques, and his profound pondering of

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Second Deadly Sin

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A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York’s art worldA month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Starfleet Orion

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 28, 1978?

On January 28, 1978 several famous people were born including, Gianluigi Buffon, Sheamus , Vanessa Villela.

What was the number one song in January 28, 1978?

The number one song in the week of January 28, 1978 was Baby Come Back by Player in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.

What were the top hits on January 28, 1978?

The top hits on January 28, 1978 were Baby Come Back by Player, Short People by Randy Newman, Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna, Love's Unkind by Donna Summer in UK.