Tuesday August 15, 1978

US date format: 8/15/1978, UK date format: 15/8/1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour). Famous people born on this day include Kerri Walsh and Lilia Podkopayeva. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Power Play, directed by Martyn Burke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Ausgerissen! Was nun?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or 3-D Docking Mission.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
  • US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for Equal Rights Amendment.

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Movies

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Power Play

Power Play

Directed by: Martyn Burke

Starring: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse

Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Country: United States of America

Cananea

Cananea

Directed by: Marcela Fernández Violante

Starring: Yolanda Ciani, Carlos Bracho, Milton Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz

Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Mardi Gras Massacre

Mardi Gras Massacre

Directed by: Jack Weis

Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

TV Series

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

Ludvigsbakke

Ludvigsbakke

Jauche und Levkojen

Jauche und Levkojen

Globo Esporte

Globo Esporte

Magazine Covers

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Dynasty (video game)

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Sky Diver

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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