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Friday 4 August 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emmanuelle Boidron and Mick Cain. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Five Deadly Venoms, directed by Cheh Chang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Under the Same Sun. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty (video game) or Alto Trek.
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Movies

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

Five Deadly Venoms

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

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Mardi Gras Massacre

Directed by: Jack Weis

Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Country: United States

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Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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Vampire Hookers

Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago

Starring: John Carradine, Bruce Fairbairn, Trey Wilson, Karen Stride

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TV Series

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

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

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The Bass Player and the Blonde

Unsere Nachbarn, die Franzosen

A Soft Touch

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
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Books

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Scruples

By: Judith Krantz

Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

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Stained Glass

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

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The Amityville Horror

By: Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

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Bloodline

By: Sidney Sheldon

Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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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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Jaws

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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MacArthur

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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