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Thursday 24 August 1978

1978-08-24

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978
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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 ?

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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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith

Country: United States

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Nurse Sherri

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson, Marilyn Joi

Country: United States

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The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

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

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 24 August 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Louis Prima: American singer-songwriter trumpet player and actor (d. 1978).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Candidates for Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, clockwise fr. top L: Cardinal Baggio, Cardinal Pig
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8602
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Air Fares -- Aug. 14, 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 ?

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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