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Tuesday 18 April 1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 18, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Sthers and Lindsay Hartley. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits. Besharam, directed by Deven Verma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching High Hopes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Phasor Zap or Slot Racers.
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What the sky looked like on 18 April 1978

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Directed by: Deven Verma

Starring: Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Bindu, Helen

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Boarding School

Directed by: André Farwagi

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Gerry Sundquist, Stefano D'Amato, Gabriele Blum

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Directed by: John Berry

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye

Country: United States

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Mean Dog Blues

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Starring: Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Scatman Crothers, Tina Louise

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TV Series

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High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

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Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Scorpion Tales

The Runaways

Card Sharks

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1978 ?

  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Amanda Sthers: French writer also known as Amanda Maruani, she published her first novel, said to be autobiographical, in 2004.
  • Lindsay Hartley: Actress.
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  • Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
  • US Senate votes to turn Panam� Canal over to Panam� on December 31, 1999.
  • Izhar Cohen the Alphabeta win the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 for Israel with their song ampquotA-Ba-Ni-Biampquot.
  • The One Love Peace Concert is held at National Heroes Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob Marley unites 2 opposing political leaders at this concert, bringing peace to the civil war-ridden streets of the city.

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


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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By: James Jones

Includes "Notes from the Editors" flyer. `` Full brown leather with gilt decoration on boards and spine, satin moire endpapers, guided end pages, raised bands on spine, sewn in satin bookmark.

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The Honorable Schoolboy

By: John le Carré

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown full leather with raised bands, gilt-decorated and -titled, all edges gilt.

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The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Going My Way

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Sting

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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