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Friday 7 April 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Duncan James and Siobhan Drake-Brockman in Bunbury. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Adrien Arpel'S Three-Week Crash Makeover, Shapeover Beauty Program by Adrien Arpel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching America 2-Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Battle or Space War.
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Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

America 2-Night

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard

Country: United States

Future Boy Conan

Starring: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki

Country: Japan

Ein Mann will nach oben

Starring: Mathieu Carrière, Ursela Monn, Walter Buschhoff, Karl Michael Vogler

Het is weer zo laat!

Written by: Gied Jaspars, Ellen Jens, Wim T. Schippers, Wim van der Linden

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Cor Beurskens, Rob van Houten, Henk Laan

Country: Netherlands

The Les Dawson Show

Starring: Semina Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 April 1978 ?

  • Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
  • World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
  • The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
  • Mozambique - Women's Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • President Carter defers production of neutron bomb
  • US President Jimmy Carter defers production of the neutron bomb.
  • Guttenberg bible sells for US$2 million in New York City.
  • Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the neutron bomb ampndash a weapon which kills people with radiation but leaves buildings relatively intact.

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

Adrien Arpel'S Three-Week Crash Makeover, Shapeover Beauty Program

By: Adrien Arpel

Adrien Arpel's Three Week CRASH Makeover/Shapeover Beauty Program is the fast-results, at-home program that takes you from so-so to stunning in 21 days.

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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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The Human Factor

By: Graham Greene

Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the

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Coming Into The Country

By: John McPhee

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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