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Wednesday 28 June 1978

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ha Ji-won and Simon Larose. In that special week of June 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. Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while The Human Factor by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Everyday Maths. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Conflict or Space Invaders.
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 ?

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 30 days ?

Convoy

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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Heaven Can Wait

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie

Country: United States

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Jaws 2

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Grease

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Country: United States

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Damien: Omen II

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 June 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
  • Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
  • National Handshake Day
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Facts:
  • Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
  • UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill.
  • The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Women in Sports -- June 26, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8594
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Howard Jarvis -- June 19, 1978

Books

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

The Human Factor

By: Graham Greene

Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the

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Pulling Your Own Strings

By: Wayne W. Dyer

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how we all can prevent ourselves from being victimised by others and begin to operate from a position of power at the centre of our own

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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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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

Cosmic Conflict

Platform: Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Sargon

Genre: Chess

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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