Thursday June 29, 1978

US date format: 6/29/1978, UK date format: 29/6/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 29, 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 Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Savidan. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US) or Cosmic Conflict.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
  • Seychelles - Independence Day.

Events

  • US Vice President Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East.
  • Actor Bob Crane (Colonel Hogan - Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed Show), murdered at age 49.

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Movies

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Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

The Wild Geese

The Wild Geese

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Good Guys Wear Black

Good Guys Wear Black

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Country: United States of America

The Seniors

The Seniors

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Gary Imhoff, Dennis Quaid, Lou Richards

Grease

Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zehu Ze

Zehu Ze

Starring: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Tikva Dayan, Doval'e Glickman, Gidi Gov

Country: Israel

The Kenny Everett Video Show

The Kenny Everett Video Show

Days to next June 29

If June 29, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 4 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

The World According To Garp by John Irving

The World According To Garp

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20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror

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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

Bloodline

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Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on June 29, 1978?

On June 29, 1978 several famous people were born including, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Savidan, Sam Farrar.

What was the number one song in June 29, 1978?

The number one song in the week of June 29, 1978 was Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb in US and You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John in UK.

What were the top hits on June 29, 1978?

The top hits on June 29, 1978 were Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb, Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, It's A Heartache by Bonnie Tyler in US and You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, The Smurf Song by Father Abraham & The Smurfs, Dancin' In The City by Marshall Hain in UK.


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