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Tuesday 8 August 1978

US date format: 8/8/1978, UK date format: 8/8/1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Countess Vaughn and Louis Saha. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Under the Same Sun. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
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What the sky looked like on 8 August 1978

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Movies

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

Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Country: United States

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Cananea

Directed by: Marcela Fernández Violante

Starring: Yolanda Ciani, Carlos Bracho, Milton Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz

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Five Deadly Venoms

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

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Mardi Gras Massacre

Directed by: Jack Weis

Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

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Jauche und Levkojen

Globo Esporte

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Countess Vaughn: American actress and singer.
  • Louis Saha: French former professional footballer who capped 20 times for the French national team and scored four goals.
  • Guillaume Gomez (chef)
  • Natsuko Kuwatani: Japanese voice actress.
  • Laurence Bonnafous: French homicide victim who was shot to death at the age of 13 on 5/13/1992, 3:50 PM, Toulouse along with her sister and mother by her psychiatrist father, Lysian, who then shot and killed himself.
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Facts:
  • Pioneer-Venus 2 with five atmospheric probes launched toward Venus.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 08, 1978 - Geocentric view

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dracula

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Sting

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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