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Thursday 25 May 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brian Urlacher and Adam Gontier. 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. Good Guys Wear Black, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Revolver. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Invaders or Canyon Bomber.
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 ?

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Come Back, Lucy

Starring: Emma Bakhle, Bernadette Windsor, Phyllida Law, Royce Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Good Guys Wear Black

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus

Country: United States

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F.I.S.T

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle

Country: United States

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Pretty Baby

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
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Facts:
  • Star Wars released
  • Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2.
  • A bomb explodes in the security section of Northwestern University, wounding a security guard (the first Unabomber attack).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Prince Fahd -- May 22, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8589
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Prince Charles -- May 15, 1978

Books

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

The Holcroft Covenant

By: Robert Ludlum

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

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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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Stained Glass

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Blackford Oakes returns! The spy who made SAVING THE QUEEN so memorable now tackles the problem of Count Axel Wintergrin, whose campaign for a unified Germany is causing panic on

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Metropolitan Life

By: Fran Lebowitz

Metropolitan Life [Hardcover]

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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