October 8th, 1978, was a Sunday. It was Day 281 of 1978. The decade was the Seventies.
44 years, 8 months, and 1 days have passed since October 8th, 1978.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1978.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Up In Smoke" was at the top of the box office on October 8th, 1978.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is October 8th, 1978, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. There is also a fresh, earthy scent in the air. In America, the song Kiss You All Over by Exile is at the top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John is the number-one hit song. Jimmy Carter is the President of the United States, and the movie Up In Smoke is at the top of the box office. James Callaghan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1978, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of the Bee Gees, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Village People, Boney M and Andy Gibb. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sid Vicious and John Wayne would be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Jeffersons", "Starsky & Hutch", and "Fawlty Towers". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout", and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels", "Godzilla", and "Mork & Mindy".
Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Star Wars action figures, the Atari 2600, and Simon (memory game).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 8th, 1978.
Between January 1978 and February 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.
Popular music artists in 1978 included Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, Debby Boone, Exile, Player, A Taste of Honey, Commodores, Frankie Valli, Kate Bush, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Samantha Sang.
The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.
Movies released in 1978 included Grease, Superman, Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead.
In 1978, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Hans Krankl, Rob Rensenbrink, Roberto Bettega, Paolo Rossi, Ronnie Hellström, Ruud Krol, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen and Peter Shilton.
"The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.
China's Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was named the Time Person of the Year in 1978 after he overthrew Hua Guofeng and became the Supreme Leader of China.
"Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.
The popularity of roller skates exploded during the second half of the 1970s.
Disco music became mainstream during the latter half of the 1970s. Nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.
Although hitchhiking is still pretty common, it is beginning to decline due to people's falling trust in strangers, lower air travel prices, an increase in highways, and more affordable cars.
Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
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Television shows that people were watching in October 1978.
WKRP in Cincinnati
Sitcom about staff members who work at a radio station in Cincinnati.
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
The Incredible Hulk
Starring Lou Ferrigno.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
1978 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chrysler Horizon, the Saab 900, the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Ford Fairmont, the Toyota Supra and the AMC Concord.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978.
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
The New Fantastic Four
Fred Flintstone and Friends
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
The All-New Super Friends Hour
The Muppet Show
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
All in the Family
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Star Wars action figures
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Dungeons & Dragons
Risk board game
Baby Alive (doll)
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 1978.
Shooter arcade game.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1978.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 8th, 1984, instead.
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Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1978.
James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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