Thursday 20 July 1978

US date format: 7/20/1978, UK date format: 20/7/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Cédric Heymans and Pavel Datsyuk. 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. Hooper, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Final Payments by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Basketball.
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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1978

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Movies

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

Hooper

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith

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Circle of Iron

Directed by: Richard Moore

Starring: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

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International Velvet

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins, Nanette Newman

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Cyclone

Directed by: René Cardona Jr.

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood

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TV Series

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

Heiter bis wolkig

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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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Books

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

Final Payments

By: Mary Gordon

When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man.

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Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

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Mortal Friends

By: James Carroll

Sweeping from the Irish Rebellion of the early 1920s to the tumultuous Boston of Mayor James Michael Curley and the Kennedys, Mortal Friends is the saga of Irish revolutionary Colman Brady

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Scruples

By: Judith Krantz

Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventureland

Adventureland

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II series, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Exidy Sorcerer

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Blasto

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

Home videos

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

Going My Way

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Animal Crackers

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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