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Friday 6 January 1978, Epiphany

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pépito Elhorga and Tara Spencer-Nairn. In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Our Own. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alto Trek or Sky Diver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

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Doosara Aadmi

Directed by: Ramesh Talwar

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rakhee Gulzar

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Double Game

Directed by: Carlo Ausino

Starring: George Hilton, Emanuele Cannarsa, Giuseppe Alotta, Annarita Grapputo

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Country: United States

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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Directed by: Joe D'Amato

Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro, Donald O'Brien

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

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The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

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All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bassie & Adriaan

The South Bank Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
  • USA hands over Saint Stephan crown to Hungary.
  • First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).

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Books

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

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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Beggarman, Thief

By: Irwin Shaw

Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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Daniel Martin

By: John Fowles

A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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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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Jaws

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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