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Saturday 26 August 1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Raja Kashif and Cindy Ega. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Keménykalap és krumpliorr. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Conflict or Phasor Zap.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Keménykalap és krumpliorr

Starring: Krisztián Kovács, Alfonzó, Gábor Berkes, István Gruber

Country: Hungary

Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Everyday Maths

Starring: Arthur English, Jack Wild

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revolver

Starring: Peter Cook

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 ?

Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy

Country: United States

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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Interiors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith

Country: United States

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The Driver

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

Country: United States

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Animal House

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Facts:
  • Soyuz 31 carries two cosmonauts (one the first East German, Sigmund JShn) to Salyut 6.
  • Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I.
  • Sigmund Jahn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
  • Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Candidates for Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, clockwise fr. top L: Cardinal Baggio, Cardinal Pig
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8602
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cheap Air Fares -- Aug. 14, 1978

Books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

Basketball

Platform: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Basketball

Publisher: Atari

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Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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