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Thursday 2 November 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vitor ''Shaolin'' Ribeiro and Carmen Cali. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Needed Me by Anne Murray. 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 On TV people were watching Elämänmeno. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Ship or MUD1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Empire Road

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Upchat Connection

Written by: Keith Waterhouse

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson, Bernadette Milnes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Huntingtower

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Everyday

Starring: Stephanie Edwards, John Bennett Perry

Country: United States

Scotch & Wry

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 November 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
  • Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31.
  • 8:00 pm ampndash The Republic of Ireland's second television channel RTÉ 2 goes on air (renamed Network 2, 1988 RTÉ Network Two, 1995 N2, 1997 and RTÉ Two in 2004).
  • Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Equatorial Guinea recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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

This is John le Carre's second book in the 'Karla trilogy,' featuring British master-spy George Smiley, the follow-up to his Edgar Award-winning espionage classic, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury...it

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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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Brain Games

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy


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