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Wednesday 14 June 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 14, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Diablo Cody and Annia Hatch. In that special week of June 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. Grease, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Alto Trek.
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What the sky looked like on 14 June 1978

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Movies

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

Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Country: United States

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Go Tell the Spartans

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Marc Singer

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The Comeback

Directed by: Pete Walker

Starring: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Bill Owen

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Jaws 2

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Country: United States

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The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Heiter bis wolkig

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High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

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Free Country

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 June 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Flag Day (United States)
  • Liberation Day (Falkland Islands)
  • International Weblogger's Day ? Celebration of the work of webloggers around the world
  • World Blood Donor Day [7] ? Celebration of blood donation on the birthdate of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered ABO blood groups
  • Roman Empire ? eighth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Sierra Leone adopts constitution
  • Down 9-7 in 10th with two outs, New York Yankees Paul Blair hits a three run home run.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 14, 1978 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1978 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
  2. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  3. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
  4. Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache
  5. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis
  6. ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
  7. Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
  8. George Benson - On Broadway
  9. You Belong To Me - Carly Simon
  10. Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
  2. The Isley Brothers - Take Me To The Next Phase
  3. The Grooveline - Heatwave
  4. George Duke - Dukey Stick (Part One)
  5. Linda Clifford - Runaway Love
  6. Rufus/Chaka Khan - Stay
  7. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams
  8. Natalie Cole - Annie Mae
  9. Daylight And Darkness - Smokey Robinson
  10. Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  2. Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring
  3. Darts - The Boy From New York City
  4. The Smurf Song - Father Abraham & The Smurfs
  5. The Rolling Stones - Miss You

Books

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

The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“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 .

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The Plague Dogs

By: Richard Adams

"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"THE BOSTON GLOBEA lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey

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The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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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

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Animal Crackers

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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