Monday June 19, 1978

US date format: 6/19/1978, UK date format: 19/6/1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Zoe Saldana and Dirk Nowitzki. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astro Battle or Alto Trek.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.

Events

  • Best Little Whorehouse... opens at 46th St. NYC for 1577 performances
  • Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip
  • The Garfield comic strip debuts, eventually growing to produce over US$1 billion in revenue in over 110 countries.
  • Garfield appears in his first comic strip.

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Movies

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Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

The Wild Geese

The Wild Geese

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

Country: United States of America

Good Guys Wear Black

Good Guys Wear Black

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Country: United States of America

The Seniors

The Seniors

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: Jeffrey Byron, Gary Imhoff, Dennis Quaid, Lou Richards

Grease

Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gina

Gina

The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

Days to next June 19

If June 19, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 3 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

Bloodline

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Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

The Holcroft Covenant

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate.

Stained Glass by William F. Buckley Jr

Stained Glass

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Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

The Final Conclave by Malachi Martin

The Final Conclave

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The Final Conclave

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Atari Football

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

Slot Racers

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari


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