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Monday 20 February 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andrea Moody in Abbotsford and Jay Hernandez. 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. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clowns or Superman.
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 ?

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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Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 February 1978 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in New York, to become WWF wrestling champion.
  • Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus.
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.
  • 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett, and Bob Hope.
  • The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: - Russian involvement in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8576
  • Time: Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau and Quebec PM Rene Levesque

Books

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

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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Daniel Martin

By: John Fowles

A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

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Essays Of E.B. White

By: E.B. White

The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

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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 ?

Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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