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Sunday 21 May 1978

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 21, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Briana Banks and Lisette Morelos. In that special week of May people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynasty (video game) or Alto Trek.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

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Big Wednesday

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

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Here Come the Tigers

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Kathy Bell, Noel Cunningham, Sean P. Griffin, Max McClellan

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The Alpha Incident

Directed by: Bill Rebane

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Stafford Morgan, John F. Goff, Carol Irene Newell

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Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Country: United States

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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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High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

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Lasno je nauciti, nego je muka oduciti

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Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1978 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
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Famous Deaths:
  • Yamada Mumon Roshi is appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect.
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.
  • 118 Unification church couples wed in England.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 21, 1978 - Geocentric view

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

The Last Convertible

By: Anton Myrer

Only a few times in a lifetime does a golden novel appear that captures the spirit of a generation and the heart of America.

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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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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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By: Sidney Sheldon

Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

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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

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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Ruggles of Red Gap

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Rooster Cogburn

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Sting

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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