Thursday July 13, 1978

US date format: 7/13/1978, UK date format: 13/7/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Tatiana Vilhelmova and Jessica Barth. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. International Velvet, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Women'S Room by Marilyn French was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Sargon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

Events

  • BBC bans Sex Pistols No One is Innocent
  • Russian dissident Ginsburg / Piatkus / Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
  • Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR
  • Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to eight years.
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Movies

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International Velvet

International Velvet

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

Cyclone

Cyclone

Directed by: René Cardona Jr.

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Country: United States of America

Foul Play

Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

Spearhead

Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Multi-Racial Britain

Multi-Racial Britain

Blackpool Bonanza

Blackpool Bonanza

Top Gear

Top Gear

Days to next July 13

If July 13, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer

Pulling Your Own Strings

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how we all can prevent ourselves from being victimised by others and begin to operate from a position of power at the centre of our own

Final Payments by Mary Gordon

Final Payments

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When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man.

All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot

All Things Wise And Wonderful

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Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx

The Complete Book Of Running

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Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Sargon

Sargon

Genre: Chess

Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Sky Diver

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin


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