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Monday 9 January 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gennaro Gattuso and A J McLean. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer 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 The Cottage or Depth Charge.
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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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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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TV Series

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

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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Mind Your Language

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Professionals

Written by: Brian Clemens

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 January 1978 ?

  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
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  • Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established.

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1978?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood -- Jan. 9, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8570
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anwar Sadat, Man of the Year -- Jan. 2, 1978


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

Looking Out For Number One

By: Robert Ringer

In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

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Daniel Martin

By: John Fowles

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

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The Book Of Merlyn

By: Terence H. White

This magnificent fantasy of the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers, completes the tragedy and romance of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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