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).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 28, 1978?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 28, 1978?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Randy Newman - Short People
- Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
- Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
- Queen - We Are The Champions
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Styx - Come Sail Away
- Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
- Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 28If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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.