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Thursday 13 July 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Ludwick and Kate More. 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. Revenge of the Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The World According To Garp by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spearhead. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Atari Football.
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 ?

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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Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sabado loco, loco

Starring: Héctor Suárez, Hilda Aguirre, Blanca Sánchez, Nora Larraga 'Karla'

Country: Mexico

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Revenge of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States

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Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Convoy

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie

Country: United States

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Jaws 2

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 July 1978 ?

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)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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.
  • Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor President by chairman Henry Ford II.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bakke Decision -- July 10, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8596
  • Time: Mister Hollywood', Warren Beatty

Books

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

The World According To Garp

By: John Irving

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

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The Last Convertible

By: Anton Myrer

Only a few times in a lifetime does a golden novel appear that captures the spirit of a generation and the heart of America.

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Pulling Your Own Strings

By: Wayne W. Dyer

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

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Stained Glass

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

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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

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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