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Monday 16 October 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abel Talamantez and Whitni Zimmerman. 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 Hedebyborna. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sky Diver or MUD1.
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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 16 October 1978 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dan Dailey: Dancer / actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63.
Facts:
  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
  • Test debut of Kapil Dev, India vs. Pakistan at Faisalabad
  • Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II.
  • Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.

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Sport Games on 16 October 1978

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  • Chicago Bears - Denver Broncos : 7 - 16
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: funeral of Pope John Paul I by Alain DeJean.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8610
  • Time: Pope John Paul I

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Sargon

Genre: Chess

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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