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Tuesday 18 April 1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Sthers . 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 The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré 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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Movies

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Besharam

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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Claudine

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

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

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

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Holidays:
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

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 Black Marble

By: Joseph Wambaugh

He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle.

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Scruples

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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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 ?

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?

Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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MacArthur

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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