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Sunday 20 August 1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sanna Lankosaari and Noah Bean. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sabado loco, loco

Starring: Héctor Suárez, Hilda Aguirre, Blanca Sánchez, Nora Larraga 'Karla'

Country: Mexico

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith

Country: United States

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The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

Country: United States

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Animal House

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sanna Lankosaari: Ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics - 1998).
  • Noah Bean: American actor best known for his roles as Ryan Fletcher on the The CW action-thriller series Nikita, as David Connor on the FX legal drama Damages and his leading performance in the independent film The Pill.
  • Alberto Martín: Spanish tennis player.
  • Emir Mkademi: Tunisian footballer.
  • Chris Schroder: American baseball player.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
  • Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London, England.
  • Mark Vinchesi of Amherst, Massachusetts keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Air Fares -- Aug. 14, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8601
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lobbyists -- Aug. 7, 1978

Books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy


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