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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 Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Newcomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Atari Football.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

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A Gift to Last

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Dirk van Haveskerke

The Robonic Stooges

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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

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

The Second Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York’s art worldA month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found

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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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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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Kg 200

By: J.D. Gilman and John Clive

KG 200: A Luftwaffe squadron that spoke perfect English. If they'd succeeded we'd all be speaking perfect German. Inspired by actual historical events.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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Home videos

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

Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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MacArthur

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Sting

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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