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Friday 6 January 1978, Epiphany

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Hartsell in Ann Arbor and Tara Spencer-Nairn. In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Diver or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

World War II: G.I. Diary

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

Hinge and Bracket

Starring: Patrick Fyffe, George Logan

Country: United Kingdom

Shepherd's Pie

Starring: Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
  • USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
  • First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).

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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

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- John le Carre's last tremendous success-ended with the devastating unmasking of a double agent at the heart of the British Secret Service (known as the Circus to le Carre's millions of readers round the world).

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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 ?

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action


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