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Tuesday 23 May 1978

US date format: 5/23/1978, UK date format: 23/5/1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Gonzalez (pitcher) and Maelle Gavet. 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. Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gee Bee or Canyon Bomber.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

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The Night, the Prowler

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Starring: Ruth Cracknell, John Frawley, Kerry Walker, John Derum

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Corvette Summer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant

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Our Winning Season

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid, Robert Wahler

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Malibu Beach

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Kim Lankford, James Daughton, Susan Player, Michael Luther

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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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Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Haikara-san ga tôru

Muteki Kôjin Daitân 3

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1978 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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  • AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
  • General strike in Peru.

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

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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A Stranger Is Watching

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Ronald Thompson knows he never killed Nina Peterson... yet in two days the state of Connecticut will take his life, having found him guilty via due process of law.

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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The Plague Dogs

By: Richard Adams

"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"THE BOSTON GLOBEA lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Canyon Bomber

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International



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?


Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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Animal Crackers

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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