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Sunday 24 December 1978, Christmas Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Chassagne groupe Kyo and Yoni Palmier. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Truck or Space War.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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The Deer Hunter

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Moon Stallion

Starring: Tabu, Sarah Sutton, David Haig, John Abineri

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1978 ?

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Sport Games on 24 December 1978

American Football
  • Houston Oilers - Miami Dolphins : 17 - 9
  • Philadelphia Eagles - Atlanta Falcons : 13 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Convention Fever -- Dec. 18, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8619
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Michael Bergerac -- Dec. 11, 1978


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

War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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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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By: Judy Blume

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies-and learns a lot

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By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Astro Battle

Astro Battle

Platform: Arcade Game; Bally Astrocade

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Manufacturing

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