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Monday 11 December 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 11, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nadia Styger and Christophe Lemoine. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. California Suite, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Wifey by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Woman Called Moses. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sargon or Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 11 December 1978

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Movies

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

California Suite

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

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Brass Target

Directed by: John Hough

Starring: Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy

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Starcrash

Directed by: Luigi Cozzi

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Country: United States

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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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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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Sam et Sally

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul O'Dea: American baseball player and manager (d. 1978).
Facts:
  • 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and made off with $5.8 M in cash and jewelry
  • Six masked men bind ten employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport and make off with US$5.8 million in cash and jewelry.

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Sport Games on 11 December 1978

NFL
American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Los Angeles Rams : 20 - 19
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 11, 1978 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Wifey

By: Judy Blume

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot

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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 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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Scruples

By: Judith Krantz

Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Sargon

Genre: Chess

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

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

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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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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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Going My Way

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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