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Saturday 14 January 1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Just Blaze and Costi Ionita. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or 3-D Docking Mission.
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 ?

All Creatures Great and Small

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Professionals

Written by: Brian Clemens

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mind Your Language

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
  • Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
  • New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
  • Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Blossom Rock: Actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81.
  • Robert Heger: German conductor and composer (Born 1886).
  • Kurt Godel: Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher.
  • Harold Abrahams: English sprinter lawyer and journalist (d. 1978).
Facts:
  • January 15 ampndash The body of former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda, following his death from cancer.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood -- Jan. 9, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8570
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anwar Sadat, Man of the Year -- Jan. 2, 1978

Books

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

All Things Wise And Wonderful

By: James Herriot

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.

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Beggarman, Thief

By: Irwin Shaw

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

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Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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Dreams Die First

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

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Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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