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Thursday 31 August 1978

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hoda Lattaf and Philippe Christanval. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli. 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 On TV people were watching Keménykalap és krumpliorr. If you liked videogames you were probably playing MUD1 or Space War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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Keménykalap és krumpliorr

Starring: Krisztián Kovács, Alfonzó, Gábor Berkes, István Gruber

Country: Hungary

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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 31 August 1978 ?

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)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1978?

  • Time: Inset: trans-Atlantic balloon crossing.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8603
  • Time: Candidates for Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, clockwise fr. top L: Cardinal Baggio, Cardinal Pig

Books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Clowns

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Publisher: Commodore

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The Cottage

Platform: Oden, IBM PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Scandinavian PC Systems

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MUD1

MUD1

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Space War

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Frogs

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Platform

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin

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