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Sunday 6 August 1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brian Maillard and Marisa Miller. 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. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spearhead. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Tournament Table.
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 ?

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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Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sabado loco, loco

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

Country: Mexico

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

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

Country: United States

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith

Country: United States

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The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

Country: United States

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Animal House

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

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Books

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

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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Eye Of The Needle

By: Ken Follett

The worldwide phenomenon from the author of Edge of Eternity.His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in

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The Last Convertible

By: Anton Myrer

Only a few times in a lifetime does a golden novel appear that captures the spirit of a generation and the heart of America.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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