Thursday August 17, 1978

US date format: 8/17/1978, UK date format: 17/8/1978
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It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour). Famous people born on this day include Medhi Baala and Jelena Karleusa. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Power Play, directed by Martyn Burke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Ausgerissen! Was nun?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogs or Alto Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Power Play

Power Play

Directed by: Martyn Burke

Starring: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse

Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Country: United States of America

Cananea

Cananea

Directed by: Marcela Fernández Violante

Starring: Yolanda Ciani, Carlos Bracho, Milton Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz

Five Deadly Venoms

Five Deadly Venoms

Directed by: Cheh Chang

Starring: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Mardi Gras Massacre

Mardi Gras Massacre

Directed by: Jack Weis

Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo, Laura Misch Owens

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)

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TV Series

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

Ludvigsbakke

Ludvigsbakke

Jauche und Levkojen

Jauche und Levkojen

Globo Esporte

Globo Esporte

Magazine Covers

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Frogs

Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action


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