Tuesday February 14, 1978, Valentine's Day

US date format: 2/14/1978, UK date format: 14/2/1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 14, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Anne-Gaëlle Riccio and Rie Rasmussen. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Monkey, directed by Marco Ferreri, 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 All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tournament Table or Basketball.
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Movies

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Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Country: United States of America

Nero veneziano

Nero veneziano

Directed by: Ugo Liberatore

Starring: Renato Cestiè, Rena Niehaus, Yorgo Voyagis, Fabio Gamma

Blue Collar

Blue Collar

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

The Biggest Battle

The Biggest Battle

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma, John Huston

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
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Events

  • First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments.

Famous Birthday

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TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

The Professionals

The Professionals

Written by:

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Armchair Thriller

Armchair Thriller

Project U.F.O.

Project U.F.O.

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Video Pinball

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

Blasto

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin


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