Saturday July 08, 1978

US date format: 7/8/1978, UK date format: 8/7/1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Eve Myles and Urmas Rooba. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Depth Charge.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
  • Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus.

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Movies

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Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

Revenge of the Pink Panther

Revenge of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon

Country: United States of America

To Be Twenty

To Be Twenty

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati, Ray Lovelock, Vincenzo Crocitti

The Swarm

The Swarm

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Top Gear

Top Gear

Dancin' Days

Dancin' Days

Leave It to Charlie

Leave It to Charlie

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet

Gnomes

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The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“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 .

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer

Pulling Your Own Strings

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how we all can prevent ourselves from being victimised by others and begin to operate from a position of power at the centre of our own

Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass

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Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

Kalki by Gore Vidal

Kalki

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Gore Vidal's metaphysical thriller about an end-of-the- world cult.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Ship

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard


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