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Thursday 29 June 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Scherzinger and Sam Farrar. 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 Mortal Friends by James Carroll was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Everyday Maths. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or Tournament Table.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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

Western von gestern

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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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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 29 June 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
  • Seychelles - Independence Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
  • US Vice President Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East.
  • Actor Bob Crane (Colonel Hogan - Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed Show), murdered at age 49.

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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 ?

Mortal Friends

By: James Carroll

Sweeping from the Irish Rebellion of the early 1920s to the tumultuous Boston of Mayor James Michael Curley and the Kennedys, Mortal Friends is the saga of Irish revolutionary Colman Brady

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Final Payments

By: Mary Gordon

When Isabel Moore's father dies, she finds herself, at the age of thirty, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man.

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The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall ...

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Bloodline

By: Sidney Sheldon

Sheldon's sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill...Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A Game of Concentration

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Concentration

Publisher: Atari

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Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US)

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

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Sky Diver

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Video Pinball

Platform: Dedicated console, Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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