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Sunday 15 October 1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Crowe and Fouad Chouki. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Huntingtower. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogs or Fire Truck.
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 ?

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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Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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The Boys from Brazil

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Country: United States

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Debbie Does Dallas

Directed by: Jim Clark

Starring: Bambi Woods, Christie Ford, Robert Kerman

Country: United States

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Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Directed by: John De Bello

Starring: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cheryl Crowe: Miss Delaware Teen USA (1997).
  • Fouad Chouki: French middle distance runner (1500 metres), who won a bronze medal at the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunis and finished fourth at the 2002 European Championships in Munich.
  • Devon Gummersall: Colorado, United States -- Actor (Relativity, Brian-My So Called Life).
  • Takeshi Morishima: Japanese professional wrestler.
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Facts:
  • Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

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Sport Games on 15 October 1978

NFL
American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Houston Oilers : 10 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - St. Louis Cardinals : 24 - 21
  • Detroit Lions - Atlanta Falcons : 0 - 14
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Oakland Raiders : 6 - 28
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Pope John Paul I
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8609
  • Time: Inset: Temple OF Dendur at THE Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Conflict

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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