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Friday 10 November 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eve (entertainer) and Diplo (DJ). In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer. In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Avalanche.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Lord of the Rings

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes

Country: United States

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The Wild Geese

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

Country: United States

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Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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The Boys from Brazil

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Moon Stallion

Starring: Tabu, Sarah Sutton, David Haig, John Abineri

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 November 1978 ?

  • Also see November 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • United States Marine Corps Birthday
  • Russia - Day of Militsiya (analogue of police in Russia)
  • Ancient Latvia - Martini
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Leo I the Great
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theo Lingen: German actor, film director and screenwriter.
  • Linda Scott: Actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28.
  • Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath and Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison and Griffin

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Life magazine


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


By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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By: James A. Michener

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.

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Pure And Simple

By: Marian Burros

Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews Although that Additive Free qualifier in the title has us thinking of the stopped-beating-your-wife question, the phrase is the author's way of flagging her post-convenience-food consciousness, and

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari



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


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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