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Friday 27 October 1978

1978-10-27

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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 ?

The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

Country: United States

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Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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The Boys from Brazil

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Country: United States

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Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman

Country: United States

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Directed by: John De Bello

Starring: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Empire Road

Starring: Norman Beaton, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Joseph Marcell, Trevor Butler

Country: United Kingdom

The Upchat Connection

Written by: Keith Waterhouse

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson, Bernadette Milnes

Country: United Kingdom

Huntingtower

Starring: Paul Curran, Peter Settelen, Iain Andrew, Neil Crossan

Country: United Kingdom

Everyday

Starring: Stephanie Edwards, John Bennett Perry

Country: United States

Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Facts:
  • Begin and Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
  • President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
  • US President Jimmy Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Tax Slashers -- Oct. 23, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8611
  • Time: Inset: funeral of Pope John Paul I by Alain DeJean.

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 ?

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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