Tuesday October 17, 1978

US date format: 10/17/1978, UK date format: 17/10/1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Amandine Thiriet and Erin Karpluk. 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. Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Treasure Island. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Starfleet Orion.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • New York Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
  • New York Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
  • US President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis' citizenship.

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Movies

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Halloween

Halloween

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Country: United States of America

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Directed by: Prakash Mehra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha

Comes a Horseman

Comes a Horseman

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

The Wiz

The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Country: United States of America

The Sister of Ursula

The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

TV Series

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Starring: Joe Thomas, Bobby Thong

Country: Japan

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Directed by: Howard Goldberg

Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Magazine Covers

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Starfleet Orion

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari


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