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Monday 24 April 1978

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Hyun-ju and Stella Damasus Aboderin. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Come Back, Lucy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventureland or The Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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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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Movies

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

F.I.S.T

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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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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Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
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Facts:
  • Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cyrus Vance -- Apr. 24, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8585
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Saul Steinberg -- Apr. 17, 1978

Books

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

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

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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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Designing Your Face

By: Way Bandy

Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

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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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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

Adventureland

Adventureland

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

The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Sargon

Genre: Chess

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