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Monday 2 October 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ayumi Hamasaki and Matthew Hancock. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Treasure Island. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Canyon Bomber or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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Debbie Does Dallas

Directed by: Jim Clark

Starring: Bambi Woods, Christie Ford, Robert Kerman

Country: United States

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Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Scotch & Wry

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ayumi Hamasaki: Japanese singer-songwriter producer and actress.
  • Matthew Hancock: English economist and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
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Facts:
  • Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

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Sport Games on 2 October 1978

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  • Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 5 - 9
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Temple OF Dendur at THE Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8608
  • Life: Hot Air Balloons

Books

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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 Odyssey┬▓ (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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