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Saturday 16 September 1978

1978-09-16

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A. In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits. Paradise Alley, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Paradise Alley

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Up in Smoke

Directed by: Lou Adler

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin

Country: United States

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Days of Heaven

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard

Country: United States

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Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom

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Born and Bred

Starring: Kate Williams, Constance Chapman, James Grout, Gorden Kaye

Country: United Kingdom

Cooper, Just Like That

Starring: Tommy Cooper, Sheila Bernette, Bob Blackman, Eddie Davies

Country: United Kingdom

Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
  • Grateful Dead perform in Cairo Egypt
  • Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
  • An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
  • General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq officially assumes the post of President of Pakistan.

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Books

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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 ?

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Canyon Bomber

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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