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Saturday 11 November 1978, Veteran's Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jane Canoletti and Aaron Bruno. 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 Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avalanche or Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Spearhead

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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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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Facts:
  • Maumoon Abdul Gayoom succeeded Ibrahim Nasir as the president of the Republic of Maldives. He has since been re-elected for six consecutive 5-year terms.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Farmer Pat Benedict -- Nov. 6, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8613
  • Life: Mickey Mouse

Books

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

Eye Of The Needle

By: Ken Follett

The worldwide phenomenon from the author of Edge of Eternity.His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in

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The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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Thursday The Rabbi Walked Out

By: Harry Kemelman

A vicious anti-Semite is murdered and Rabbi Small must defend his congregants from being falsely accused in this thrilling New York Times bestseller Barnard’s Crossing, Massachusetts, is thriving.

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Adventureland

Adventureland

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

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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