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Saturday 9 December 1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 9, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jesse Metcalfe and Gaston Gaudio. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Second Generation by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Woman Called Moses. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio or Star Ship.
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What the sky looked like on 9 December 1978

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Movies

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

The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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Oliver's Story

Directed by: John Korty

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Candice Bergen, Nicola Pagett, Edward Binns

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The Deer Hunter

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Country: United States

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The Brink's Job

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

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TV Series

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

A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Rentner haben niemals Zeit

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A Horseman Riding By

Directed by: Philip Dudley

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Apple Pie

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Pioneer Venus 2 drops five probes into atmosphere of Venus.

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Sport Games on 9 December 1978

NFL
American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Pittsburgh Steelers : 13 - 35
  • Minnesota Vikings - Detroit Lions : 14 - 45
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 09, 1978 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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The Teamsters

By: Steven Brill

Teamsters, The by Brill, Steven

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“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 .

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The Far Pavilions

By: M.M. Kaye

This sweeping epic set in 19th-century India begins in the foothills of the towering Himalayas and follows a young Indian-born orphan as he's raised in England and later returns to India

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Home videos

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

To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Jaws

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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