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Thursday 20 July 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Denny Mendez and Jen Grubb. In that special week of July 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. Animal House, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spearhead. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blasto or Phasor Zap.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Animal House

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Country: United States

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb

Country: United States

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Revenge of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk

Country: United States

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Foul Play

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: G. William Miller -- July 17, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8597
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bakke Decision -- July 10, 1978

Books

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

All Things Wise And Wonderful

By: James Herriot

Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

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Evergreen

By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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The Holcroft Covenant

By: Robert Ludlum

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

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Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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