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Wednesday 20 September 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sophie Simard and TJ Tucker. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A. In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits. Paradise Alley, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Sedam plus sedam. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Slot Racers or Sargon.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Paradise Alley

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante

Country: United States

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Up in Smoke

Directed by: Lou Adler

Starring: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin

Country: United States

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Days of Heaven

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard

Country: United States

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Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1978 ?

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Facts:
  • Eubie! opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 439 performances
  • Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • General Rahimuddin Khan assumes the post of Martial Law Governor of Balochistan.
  • PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides with a small private airplane and crashes in San Diego, California 144 are killed.
  • Giuseppe Verdi's opera ''Otello'' makes its first appearance on Live from the Met, in a complete production of the opera starring Jon Vickers. This is the first complete television broadcast of the opera in the U.S. since the historic 1948 one.

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  • Time: Iran in Turmoil; Shah by Simon-Gamma/Liaison; demonstration by Setboun-Sipa/Black Star. Inset: Camp
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8606
  • Time: Inset: Pope John Paul I by Paola Ricci.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Sargon

Genre: Chess

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