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Monday 11 December 1978

US date format: 12/11/1978, UK date format: 11/12/1978

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. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Woman Called Moses. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Pinball or Pirate Adventure.
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Movies

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

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States

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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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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

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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Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

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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 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.

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 ?

The Empty Copper Sea

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.Asking

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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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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A Time For Truth

By: William E. Simon

A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Home videos

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

Dracula

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Going My Way

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Sting

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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