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Tuesday 23 May 1978

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 23, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Gonzalez (pitcher) and Scott Raynor. 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 A Stranger Is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Slot Racers or Fire Truck.
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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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Haikara-san ga tôru

Muteki Kôjin Daitân 3

Jhonny Allon Show

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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 ?

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 Final Conclave

By: Malachi Martin

The Final Conclave

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The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's metaphysical thriller about an end-of-the- world cult.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Genre: Chess

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

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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Airport '77

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc

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