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Search Results for Year: 1978


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Number of Records Matching Query: 60
 
NUMBER 1 USA ALBUM 1978
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 10 February 1978
Description: In the United States, the album was certified 15x Platinum for shipments of over 15 million copies.
Summary: "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER" In the UK, the album spent 18 consecutive weeks at number one. The album epitomized the disco phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic and was an international sensation. Along with the success of the movie, the soundtrack, composed and performed primarily by the Bee Gees, was the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

FIRST TELECAST OF GRAND OLE OPRY
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 4 March 1978
Description: The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) telecasts the first complete Grand Ole Opry show from the new Grand Ole Opry House as it happened from 6-9 pm.
Summary: The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) telecasts the first complete Grand Ole Opry show from the new GranThe Public Broadcasting System (PBS) telecasts the first complete Grand Ole Opry show from the new Grand Ole Opry House as it happened from 6-9 pm. d Ole Opry House as it happened from 6-9 pm.

WILLIE NELSON HIT
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 25 March 1978
Description: "Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
Summary: "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson becomes the last song for 12 years to spend four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.

MEL STREET - DIES
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 October 1978
Description: Mel Street commits suicide on his 45th birthday.
Summary: Fans of Mel Street are saddened when the honky tonk-styled singer, who had long battled clinical depression and alcoholism, committed suicide on his 45th birthday. He had signed a recording contract with Mercury Records earlier in the year.

JOHNNY O’KEEFE DIES
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 6 October 1978
Description: Australian rock and roll singer whose career began in the 1950s dies in 1978 aged 43.
Summary: O'Keefe's last public appearance was on Seven Network's Sounds program, taped on 30 September 1978. Johnny O'Keefe died six days later, on 6 October 1978, from a heart attack induced by an accidental overdose of prescribed drugs.

MASS SUICIDE IN JONESTOWN, GUYANA
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 November 1978
Description: The incident in Guyana ranks among the largest mass murders/mass suicides in history
Summary: Event. James Warren "Jim" Jones the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 18, 1978 mass suicide of more than 900 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana.

POPULAR TV SHOWS 1978
EVENT
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 January 1978
Description: TOP TV SHOWS OF 1978
Summary: 1978-79 1 Laverne & Shirley ABC 2 Three's Company ABC 3 Mork & Mindy ABC 4 Happy Days (tie) ABC 4 The Ropers (tie) ABC 6 What's Happening!! (tie) ABC 6 Alice (8:30) (tie) CBS 8 M*A*S*H CBS 9 One Day at a Time (Monday) CBS 10 Taxi ABC 11 60 Minutes (tie) CBS 11 Charlie's Angels (tie) ABC 13 Angie ABC 14 Alice (9:30) CBS 15 All in the Family CBS 16 WKRP in Cincinnati (tie) CBS 16 Soap (tie) ABC 18 Eight Is Enough ABC 19 All in the Family CBS 20 Barney Miller (tie) ABC 20 CBS Sunday Night Movie (tie) CBS

TOMMY MARTH
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 23 November 1978
Description: Saxophonist, USA

ALESHA DIXON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 7 October 1978
Description: Singer-songwriter, dancer, model and television personality.

STEPHAN EBN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 13 February 1978
Description: Drummer, DE

CLAY AIKEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 30 November 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

NICK TRAINA
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 1 May 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

NICOLE ATKINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 1 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

MATTHEW JAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 10 October 1978
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK

JASON STOLLSTEIMER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 22 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

BRYAN OTTOSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 March 1978
Description: Guitarist, USA

RAYMOND USHER
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 14 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA

DHANI HARRISON
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 August 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK

PATRIZIO BUANNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 20 September 1978
Description: Vocalist, Italy

A J. MCLEAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 9 January 1978
Description: Singer, songwriter, actor, USA

RACHEL STEVENS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 9 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK

MICHAEL JOHNS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 20 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Australia

JOANNE ACCOM
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 13 November 1978
Description: Singer, songwriter,

BEN LEE
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 11 September 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia

DANIEL MOTTO
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 2 December 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia

NICK BAINES
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 21 March 1978
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardiist, UK

MIKE SKINNER
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 27 November 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist,UK

KATHERINE HEIGL
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 24 November 1978
Description: Actress, USA

KAVYEN TEMPERLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 3 July 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Bassist, Australia

AMBER LAWRENCE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 19 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia

EVE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 10 November 1978
Description: Vocalist , USA

KATIE HOLMES
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 December 1978
Description: Actress, USA

GUY BERRYMAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 7 April 1978
Description: Bassist, Scotland

JOANNE ACCOM
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 13 November 1978

JOANNE ACCOM
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 13 November 1978
Description: Singer, songwriter,

HOLLY THROSBY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 28 December 1978
Description: Vovcalist,

ANDREA MCEWAN
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 9 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Australia

LENKA
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 March 1978
Description: Singer, songwriter, actress

TERRY KATH
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 23 January 1978
Description: Guitarist,Vocalist, USA

GREGORY HERBERT
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 January 1978
Description: Saxophonist, USA

LENNIE TRISTANO
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 18 November 1978
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA

JOE VENUTI
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 14 August 1978
Description: Violinist, Italian

ROBERT SHAW
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 28 August 1978
Description: Actor, UK

BOB LUMAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 27 December 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

SANDY DENNY
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 21 April 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

JOE NEGRONIE
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 September 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

ENOCH LIGHT
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 31 July 1978
Description: Band Leader, Classical Violinist, Conductor and recording engineer

JOHNNY OKEEFE
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 6 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Australia

STACY SUTHERLAND
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 24 August 1978
Description: Guitarist, USA

JOHNNY BOND
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 12 June 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

KEITH MOON
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 7 September 1978
Description: Drummer, UK

VIC AMES
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 20 May 1978
Description: Vocalist, USA

LOUIS PRIMA
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 28 August 1978
Description: Trumpeter, USA

JACQUES BREL
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 9 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Poet, Actor, Belgium

RUTH ETTING
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 24 September 1978
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA

DAN DAILEY
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 16 October 1978
Description: Actor, singer, dancer, USA

MEL STREET
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 October 1978
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

EDDIE CALVERT
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 7 September 1978
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, UK

JOHN CAZALE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 12 March 1978
Description: Actor, USA

BILL LEAR - AUDIO 8 TRACK-RECORDING
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 14 May 1978
Description: Manufacturer, USA

 
 
 
 
 
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