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Friday 24 March 1978

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bertrand Gille and Jean-René de Fournoux. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush was in the top 5 hits. while Coming Into The Country by John McPhee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Mann will nach oben. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alto Trek or Clowns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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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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TV Series

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

Ein Mann will nach oben

Starring: Mathieu Carrière, Ursela Monn, Walter Buschhoff, Karl Michael Vogler

Het is weer zo laat!

Written by: Gied Jaspars, Ellen Jens, Wim T. Schippers, Wim van der Linden

Starring: Dolf Brouwers, Cor Beurskens, Rob van Houten, Henk Laan

Country: Netherlands

The Les Dawson Show

Starring: Semina Lewis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Abarenbô Shôgun

Starring: Ken Matsudaira, Shinya Hashimoto

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 March 1978 ?

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Wings release With a Little Luck

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Coal Crisis -- Mar. 20, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8580
  • Time: Inset: coal miners


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

Coming Into The Country

By: John McPhee

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal,

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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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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Alto Trek

Alto Trek

Platform: Xerox Alto

Genre: Space simulation/Real-time strategy/Action

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Air-Sea War - Battle (Europe) Armored Encounter! / Subchase! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox


Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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