Thursday May 04, 1978

US date format: 5/4/1978, UK date format: 4/5/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Erin Andrews and Daisuke Ono. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Don, directed by Chandra Barot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cottage or Blasto.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • Russian President Brezhnev visits West Germany.

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Movies

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Don

Don

Directed by: Chandra Barot

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Martin

Martin

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

The End

The End

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise, Strother Martin

A Different Story

A Different Story

Directed by: Paul Aaron

Starring: Perry King, Meg Foster, Valerie Curtin, Peter Donat

Trishul

Trishul

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sabado loco, loco

Sabado loco, loco

Starring: Héctor Suárez, Hilda Aguirre, Blanca Sánchez, Nora Larraga 'Karla'

Country: Mexico

Exodos kindynou

Exodos kindynou

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams

The Plague Dogs

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"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"THE BOSTON GLOBEA lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus

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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents.

Scruples by Judith Krantz

Scruples

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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

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

The Cottage

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin


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