Friday 29 December 1978
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kieron Dyer and Alexis Amore.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
while The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Great Egg Race.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space War or Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1978 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Kieron Dyer: English footballer.
- Alexis Amore: Peruvian-American porn actress and director.
- Jake Berry: English lawyer and politician.
- Matthew Carr: Australian rules footballer.
- Pierre Dagenais: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Danny Higginbotham: English footballer and journalist
- Steve Kemp: British musician (Hard-Fi)
- LaToya London: American singer and actress
- Angelo Taylor: American hurdler and sprinter
- Spain constitution goes into effect.
- Shah of Iran asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1978 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chic - Le Freak
- Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Barbra & Neil - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
- Billy Joel - My Life
- Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
- Gino Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop
- Dr. Hook - Sharing The Night Together
- Village People - Y.M.C.A.
- Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
- Toto - Hold The Line
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
- Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School
- Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
- The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band - Floral Dance
- The Village People - YMCA
- Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
- Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
- The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
- The Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
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