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Thursday 27 July 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Diarmuid O'Sullivan . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. 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 while Kalki by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spearhead. If you liked videogames you were probably playing MUD1 or Video Pinball.
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 ?

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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Sabado loco, loco

Starring: Héctor Suárez, Hilda Aguirre, Blanca Sánchez, Nora Larraga 'Karla'

Country: Mexico

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Piranha

Directed by: Joe Dante

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

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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Eyes of Laura Mars

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif

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 27 July 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
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Facts:
  • Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs. Yanks)
  • Portuguese President Eanes fires Premier Soares

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Soviet dissident Anatoli Shcharansky
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8598
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: G. William Miller -- July 17, 1978

Books

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

Kalki

By: Gore Vidal

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

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Scruples

By: Judith Krantz

Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in

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The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

By: Edith Holden

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.

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The World According To Garp

By: John Irving

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Star Ship

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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