Saturday August 12, 1978

US date format: 8/12/1978, UK date format: 12/8/1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour). Famous people born on this day include Hayley Wickenheiser and Natalie Jackson Mendoza. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Ausgerissen! Was nun?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Video Pinball.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
  • China and Japan sign peace treaty
  • ICE is launched

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Movies

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Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Country: United States of America

Cananea

Cananea

Directed by: Marcela Fernández Violante

Starring: Yolanda Ciani, Carlos Bracho, Milton Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz

Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Mardi Gras Massacre

Mardi Gras Massacre

Directed by: Jack Weis

Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

Interiors

Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

Jauche und Levkojen

Jauche und Levkojen

Globo Esporte

Globo Esporte

The New Quiz Kids

The New Quiz Kids

Magazine Covers

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Canyon Bomber

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc


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