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Friday 20 January 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Omar Sy and Michael East. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda 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 Phasor Zap or Sky Diver.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1978

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Movies

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

Vishwanath

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Nath

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

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Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

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The Serpent's Egg

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Country: United States

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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 Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

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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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A Gift to Last

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to Annie

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1978 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

The Second Ring Of Power

By: Carlos Castaneda

ENTER THE SORCERESS!Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a

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The Immigrants

By: Howard Fast

The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

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The Honorable Schoolboy

By: John le Carré

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown full leather with raised bands, gilt-decorated and -titled, all edges gilt.

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Dreams Die First

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Sky Diver

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jesus Christ Superstar

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Jaws

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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