Sunday February 19, 1978

US date format: 2/19/1978, UK date format: 19/2/1978

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It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 19, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Immortal Technique and Berry (singer). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Monkey, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Superman or Casino.
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Movies

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Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Coming Home

Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Country: United States of America

Nero veneziano

Nero veneziano

Directed by: Ugo Liberatore

Starring: Renato Cestiè, Rena Niehaus, Yorgo Voyagis, Fabio Gamma

Blue Collar

Blue Collar

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

The Biggest Battle

The Biggest Battle

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma, John Huston

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
  • Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
  • Chaoflux (Discordianism)

Events

  • On the 20th Century opens at St. James Theater NYC for 460 performances

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TV Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Armchair Thriller

Armchair Thriller

Project U.F.O.

Project U.F.O.

Going Straight

Going Straight

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

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

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee

Coming Into The Country

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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French

The Women'S Room

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The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Casino

Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard


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