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Monday 25 December 1978, Christmas

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Simon Jones and Joel Porter. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M 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 Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der ganz normale Wahnsinn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space War or Adventureland.
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TV Series

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

The Woodwright's Shop

Starring: Roy Underhill

Country: United States

Kick Start

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Moon Stallion

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Empire Road

Starring: Norman Beaton, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Joseph Marcell, Trevor Butler

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Upchat Connection

Written by: Keith Waterhouse

Starring: Robin Nedwell, Susan Jameson, Bernadette Milnes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Facts:
  • Vietnam launches a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leaders Carter, Teng, Begin -- Dec. 25, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8620
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Convention Fever -- Dec. 18, 1978

Books

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

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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The Honorable Schoolboy

By: John le Carré

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library / First Edition Society, 1977. First edition. Full-leather. Bound in orange brown full leather with raised bands, gilt-decorated and -titled, all edges gilt.

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

"Majestic!...readers of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS...will find THE SILMARILLION a cosmology to call their own...medieval romances, fierce fairy tales and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury...it

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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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

Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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