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Friday 9 June 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Reid and Lucia Povraznikova. In that special week of June people in US were listening to You're The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Jaws 2, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Human Factor by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Everyday Maths. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clowns or MUD1.
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TV Series

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

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jaws 2

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Country: United States

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Damien: Omen II

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Country: United States

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Capricorn One

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro

Country: United States

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Good Guys Wear Black

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 June 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
  • Blessed Diana d'Andalo
  • Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
  • Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
  • Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Elizabeth Reid: Fairfax, Virginia -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics).
  • Lucia Povraznikova: Miss Slovak Republic Universe (1997).
  • Miroslav Klose: German football player, he has been holding the record of goals in world cups since July 2014 (Rio World Cup) with 16 goals (Ronaldo scored only 15 goals).
  • Michaela Conlin: American actress.
  • Matthew Bellamy: English vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter (Muse).
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Facts:
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Gutenberg Bible (one of 21) sells for US$2.4 million, London, England.
  • Intel introduces the 4.77 MHz 8086 microprocessor. It uses 16-bit registers, a 16-bit data bus, and 29,000 transistors, using 3-micron technology. Price is US$360. It can access 1 MB of memory. Speed is 0.33 MIPS. Later speeds included 8 MHz (0.66 MIPS) and 10 MHz (0.75 MIPS).
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to ''all worthy men'', ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.

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Books

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The Human Factor

By: Graham Greene

Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the

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The Women'S Room

By: Marilyn French

The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

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Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

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

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Adrien Arpel'S Three-Week Crash Makeover, Shapeover Beauty Program

By: Adrien Arpel

Adrien Arpel's Three Week CRASH Makeover/Shapeover Beauty Program is the fast-results, at-home program that takes you from so-so to stunning in 21 days.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brain Games

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

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Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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