Sunday January 08, 1978

US date format: 1/8/1978, UK date format: 8/1/1978

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It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Petra Minarova and Boris Avrukh. 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 Daniel Martin by John Fowles 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 Superman or Space Invaders.
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Movies

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

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

Equus

Equus

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Country: United States of America

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

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

Country: United States of America

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Directed by: Joe D'Amato

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

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 08, 1978?


Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

Events

  • Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.

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TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bassie & Adriaan

Bassie & Adriaan

The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Daniel Martin by John Fowles

Daniel Martin

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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

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Chesapeake

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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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.

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Sky Diver

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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