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Wednesday 13 December 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Olav Bjortomt and Kaspars Kambala. 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 Buchwald Stops Here by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball or Cosmic Conflict.
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 this week ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Bergerac -- Dec. 11, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8618
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jonestown Deaths -- Dec. 4, 1978

Books

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

The Buchwald Stops Here

By: Art Buchwald

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Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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Chesapeake

By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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