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Friday 21 July 1978

1978-07-21

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of July 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. The Driver, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Scruples by Judith Krantz 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 this week ?

The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

Country: United States

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Animal House

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Country: United States

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States

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Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bolivia milt coup under general Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
  • US Postal Service and unions agree on a contract averting mail strike.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: G. William Miller -- July 17, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8597
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bakke Decision -- July 10, 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 ?

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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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

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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