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Saturday 29 July 1978

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Breau and Ayse Hatun Önal. 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 Avalanche or Space Invaders.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Joe Dante

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

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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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


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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 July 1978 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York.
  • Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7 hours 40 minutes.
  • Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings.

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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


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


By: Gore Vidal

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

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Canyon Bomber

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gremlin

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Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter

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