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Friday 5 May 1978

1978-05-05

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

F.I.S.T

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom

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America 2-Night

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard

Country: United States

The Les Dawson Show

Starring: Semina Lewis

Country: United Kingdom

All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom

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When Havoc Struck

Starring: Glenn Ford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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Facts:
  • Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
  • Norway opens a natural gas field in the Polar Sea.
  • Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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The Honorable Schoolboy

By: John le Carré

George Smiley has become acting chief of the Circus, but the credibility of the British Secret Service has been shattered. Smiley's adversary is Karla, the Soviet officer who masterminded the Circus's ruin.

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Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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