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Monday 17 July 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Hettinga and Noah Lennox. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The World According To Garp by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spearhead. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasto or Superman.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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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Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sabado loco, loco

Starring: Héctor Suárez, Hilda Aguirre, Blanca Sánchez, Nora Larraga 'Karla'

Country: Mexico

Movies

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

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States

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Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie

Country: United States

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Convoy

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Facts:
  • New York Yank manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
  • Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: G. William Miller -- July 17, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8597
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bakke Decision -- July 10, 1978

Books

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

The World According To Garp

By: John Irving

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

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Mortal Friends

By: James Carroll

Sweeping from the Irish Rebellion of the early 1920s to the tumultuous Boston of Mayor James Michael Curley and the Kennedys, Mortal Friends is the saga of Irish revolutionary Colman Brady

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The Holcroft Covenant

By: Robert Ludlum

The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate.

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The Amityville Horror

By: Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

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Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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