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Sunday 31 December 1978

1978-12-31

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener 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 ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Telford's Change

Starring: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Country: United Kingdom

Please Stand By

Starring: Tom Logan, Richard Schaal

Country: United States

The Great Egg Race

Starring: Heinz Wolff, Johnny Ball, Hilary Henson, Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom

Kick Start

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom

The Woodwright's Shop

Starring: Roy Underhill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Magic Show closes at Cort Theater in New York City after 1859 performances.
  • Runaways closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
  • Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier.
  • US Central Intelligence Agency director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leaders Carter, Teng, Begin -- Dec. 25, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8620
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Convention Fever -- Dec. 18, 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 ?

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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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

Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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