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Wednesday 15 November 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Floyd Womack . In that special week of November people in US were listening to MacArthur Park by Donna Summer. In UK Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Same Time, Next Year, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Moon Stallion. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space War or A Game of Concentration.
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 ?

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 in the last months ?

Same Time, Next Year

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar

Country: United States

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The Lord of the Rings

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes

Country: United States

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The Wild Geese

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

Country: United States

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Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 November 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
  • USA - America Recycles Day
  • Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
  • Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
  • Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Margaret Mead: American cultural anthropologist who made six South Sea sojourns to study cultural conditioning.
Facts:
  • Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Battered Dollar -- Nov. 13, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8614
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Farmer Pat Benedict -- Nov. 6, 1978

Books

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

American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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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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Wifey

By: Judy Blume

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot

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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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Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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