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Saturday 7 January 1978, Orthodox Christmas

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Charles de Menezes and Dean Cosker. In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Astro Battle.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

All Creatures Great and Small

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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When Havoc Struck

Starring: Glenn Ford

Country: United States

World War II: G.I. Diary

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

Hinge and Bracket

Starring: Patrick Fyffe, George Logan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Shepherd's Pie

Starring: Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
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Facts:
  • Angola revises its constitution.

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Books

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

The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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The Honorable Schoolboy

By: John le Carré

This is John le Carre's second book in the 'Karla trilogy,' featuring British master-spy George Smiley, the follow-up to his Edgar Award-winning espionage classic, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury...it

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Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Sargon

Genre: Chess

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