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Friday 3 November 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maureen Louys and Sergueï Movsessian. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Needed Me by Anne Murray. In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Magic, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching A Horseman Riding By. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Ship or Frogs.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

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Directed by: S. Ramanathan

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika

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Long Weekend

Directed by: Colin Eggleston

Starring: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

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Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

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Money Movers

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

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TV Series

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

A Horseman Riding By

Directed by: Philip Dudley

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Apple Pie

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

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Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 November 1978 ?

  • St. Pirmin
  • Japan - Culture Day (post 1946), Emperors Birthday (pre 1946)
  • St. Winifred
  • Also see November 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Vulganius
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  • Dominica gains independence from the UK and adopts constitution
  • Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • USSR and Vietnam sign peace and friendship treaty
  • Mickey Mouse is given a gold star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, the first cartoon character to be so honored.

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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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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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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Going My Way

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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