Wednesday May 24, 1978

US date format: 5/24/1978, UK date format: 24/5/1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Bryan Greenberg and Rose (singer). 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 Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heiter bis wolkig. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Starfleet Orion or Tournament Table.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect.

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Movies

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Fedora

Fedora

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

The Night, the Prowler

The Night, the Prowler

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Starring: Ruth Cracknell, John Frawley, Kerry Walker, John Derum

Corvette Summer

Corvette Summer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant

Our Winning Season

Our Winning Season

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid, Robert Wahler

Malibu Beach

Malibu Beach

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Kim Lankford, James Daughton, Susan Player, Michael Luther

TV Series

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Heiter bis wolkig

Heiter bis wolkig

High Hopes

High Hopes

Directed by: Joe Eckardt

Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Haikara-san ga tôru

Haikara-san ga tôru

Muteki Kôjin Daitân 3

Muteki Kôjin Daitân 3

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1978 is your birthday you're 42 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

The Holcroft Covenant

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The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate.

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need

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For more than thirty years, The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across the United States.

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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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.

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer

Pulling Your Own Strings

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how we all can prevent ourselves from being victimised by others and begin to operate from a position of power at the centre of our own

Kalki by Gore Vidal

Kalki

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Starfleet Orion

Starfleet Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Basketball

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari


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