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Saturday 16 December 1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kaine and Joe Absolom. 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 In Search Of History by Theodore H. White 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 Space Invaders or Starfleet Orion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 in the last 30 days ?

Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

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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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China.
  • Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • Train 87 from Nanjing to Xining collides with train 368 from Xi'an to Xuzhou near Yangzhuang railway station in China, killing 106, injuring 218.

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Sport Games on 16 December 1978

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Washington Redskins : 14 - 10
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Denver Broncos : 21 - 17
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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 ?

In Search Of History

By: Theodore H. White

Franklin library collectible book

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Second Generation

By: Howard Fast

She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom"A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago TribuneDesperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper

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Scruples

By: Judith Krantz

Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

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3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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