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Thursday 15 June 1978

1978-06-15

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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. Jaws 2, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jaws 2

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

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

Country: United States

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Damien: Omen II

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Country: United States

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Capricorn One

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro

Country: United States

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Good Guys Wear Black

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
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Facts:
  • Belgian government resigns
  • Soyuz 29 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days.
  • King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
  • Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take 8 wickets in 1 inning of a Test match.
  • ''Garfield'', which eventually becomes the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1978?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Califano -- June 12, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8592
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Politics of Africa -- June 5, 1978

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 ?

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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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


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