Saturday January 28, 1978

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart 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 movies released in 1978 while Kg 200 by J.D. Gilman and John Clive was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starfleet Orion or Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US).
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Historical Events

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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

Directed by: Gerry O'Hara

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

The One and Only

The One and Only

Directed by: Carl Reiner

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

Vishwanath

Vishwanath

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

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

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

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

The Last Wave

The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

The Professionals

The Professionals

Written by:

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ikk'

Ikk'

World Professional Darts Championship

World Professional Darts Championship

Days to next January 28

If January 28, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Kg 200 by J.D. Gilman and John Clive

Kg 200

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KG 200: A Luftwaffe squadron that spoke perfect English. If they'd succeeded we'd all be speaking perfect German. Inspired by actual historical events.

Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer

Looking Out For Number One

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In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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.


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