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Sunday 12 November 1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alexandra Maria Lara and Alexandra Lara. 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 American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or Video Pinball.
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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

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Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
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Facts:
  • Platinum opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.

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Sport Games on 12 November 1978

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints : 20 - 17
  • Baltimore Colts - Seattle Seahawks : 17 - 14
  • Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings : 14 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - Green Bay Packers : 42 - 14
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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 ?

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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Evergreen

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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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