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Thursday 26 January 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reesa Starr and Kelly Stables. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Inner Skiing by W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3-D Docking Mission or Dynasty (video game).
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 ?

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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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

Country: United States

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Coma

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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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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Facts:
  • Frank Herbert completes his novel Destination: Void
  • Mario Soares forms Portuguese government.
  • Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40.
  • International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit.
  • The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio : Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Robert Byrd -- Jan. 23, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8572
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Super Bowl -- Jan. 16, 1978

Books

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

Inner Skiing

By: W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel

A New, Completely Revised Edition of the Classic Guide to Better Skiing Have you been searching for a way to overcome your fear, trust your instincts, and ski to your greatest

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Looking Out For Number One

By: Robert Ringer

In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3-D Docking Mission

3-D Docking Mission

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Programma International The Elektrik Keyboard

Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Dynasty (video game)

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

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Slot Racers

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: Atari

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Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari


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