Sunday August 13, 1978

US date format: 8/13/1978, UK date format: 13/8/1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Benjani Mwaruwari and Kristiina Heinmets. 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 Starfleet Orion or Clowns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Events

  • Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed

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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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Starfleet Orion

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Clowns

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin


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