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Friday 24 February 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louise Woodward in Elton and Louise Woodward. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Conflict or Gee Bee.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Louise Woodward in Elton: England; nanny who killed Matthew Eappen.
  • Louise Woodward: British au pair, hired on 11/18/1996 by the Eappen family in America to care for their infant, Matthew.
  • Gary : Rapper.
  • Shinya : Japanese drummer and songwriter (Dir En Grey).
  • John Nolan: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Straylight Run and Taking Back Sunday).
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Facts:
  • Kevin Porter, New Jersey Nets, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game.

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

  • Time: Inset: - Russian involvement in Ethiopia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8576
  • Time: Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau and Quebec PM Rene Levesque

Books

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

The Amityville Horror

By: Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

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Daniel Martin

By: John Fowles

A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

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Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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The Women'S Room

By: Marilyn French

The twenty-one-million copy bestseller-available again for a new generation of readers Originally published in 1977, The Women's Room was a novel that-for the first time-expressed the inner lives of women who

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Conflict

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Gee Bee

Gee Bee

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Gremlin Industries

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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