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Tuesday 21 February 1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kumail Nanjiani and Kim Ha Neul. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or Astro Battle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Coming Home

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

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 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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Mind Your Language

Written by: Vince Powell

Starring: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1978 ?

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Electrical workers in Mexico City find the remains of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in the middle of the city.

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

  • Time: Inset: - Russian involvement in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8576
  • Time: Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau and Quebec PM Rene Levesque


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

Delta Of Venus

By: Anais Nin

"Delta of Venus joyously explores the art of human sexuality. Anais Nin's writing style is at once lyrical and straightforward. While she leaves no doubt in the reader's mind just what

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Coming Into The Country

By: John McPhee

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

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The Women'S Room

By: Marilyn French

The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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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

Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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