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Wednesday 19 April 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Whitney Metzler and Adrienne Parker. 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. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Come Back, Lucy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atari Football or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1978 or at April 19 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Come Back, Lucy

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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All Creatures Great and Small

Starring: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Professionals

Written by: Brian Clemens

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mind Your Language

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

F.I.S.T

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Yitzhak Navron elected fifth President of Israel.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Saul Steinberg -- Apr. 17, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8584
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lawyers -- Apr. 10, 1978

Books

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

All Things Wise And Wonderful

By: James Herriot

Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

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Designing Your Face

By: Way Bandy

Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

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Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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