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Friday 15 December 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Henrietta Nagyova and Ned Brower. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while A Time For Truth by William E. Simon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depth Charge or Superman.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Moon Stallion

Starring: Tabu, Sarah Sutton, David Haig, John Abineri

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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The Deer Hunter

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 December 1978 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chill Wills: Seagoville, Texas -- Actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders).
Facts:
  • Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James.
  • U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan
  • Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first major American city to go into default since the Great Depression, under Mayor Dennis Kucinich.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Bergerac -- Dec. 11, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8618
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jonestown Deaths -- Dec. 4, 1978

Books

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

A Time For Truth

By: William E. Simon

A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.

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Chesapeake

By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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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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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Sargon

Genre: Chess

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Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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