Thursday August 31, 1978

US date format: 8/31/1978, UK date format: 31/8/1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1978). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope John Paul I was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Hannah Graaf and Philippe Christanval. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli. In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits. The Silent Partner, directed by Daryl Duke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Ausgerissen! Was nun?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Race - Spin-out - Cryptogram (Europe) Speedway / Spin-out / Cryptologic (US) or Space Invaders.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
  • Emily and William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
  • Symbionese Liberation Army founders William and Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.

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Movies

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The Silent Partner

The Silent Partner

Directed by: Daryl Duke

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

Mysteries

Mysteries

Directed by: Paul de Lussanet

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Sylvia Kristel, David Rappaport, Rita Tushingham

French Quarter

French Quarter

Directed by: Dennis Kane

Starring: Virginia Mayo, Bruce Davison, Alisha Fontaine, Ann Michelle

Avalanche

Avalanche

Directed by: Corey Allen

Starring: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan

TV Series

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Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Ausgerissen! Was nun?

Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun

Directed by: Sameh Zoabi

Challenge of the Superfriends

Challenge of the Superfriends

The All-New Popeye Hour

The All-New Popeye Hour

The Eddie Capra Mysteries

The Eddie Capra Mysteries

Magazine Covers

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Superman

Superman

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Atari

Phasor Zap

Phasor Zap

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: The Elektrik Keyboard

Tournament Table

Tournament Table

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Fixed shooter


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