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Sunday 31 December 1978, NewYear’s Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Papoose and Craig Boyd. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 while Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pusteblume. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pirate Adventure or Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio.
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 ?

The Moon Stallion

Starring: Tabu, Sarah Sutton, David Haig, John Abineri

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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The Deer Hunter

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Facts:
  • Magic Show closes at Cort Theater in New York City after 1859 performances.
  • Runaways closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy
  • Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier.
  • US Central Intelligence Agency director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy.

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Sport Games on 31 December 1978

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  • Houston Oilers - New England Patriots : 31 - 14
  • Minnesota Vikings - Los Angeles Rams : 10 - 34
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Leaders Carter, Teng, Begin -- Dec. 25, 1978
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8620
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Convention Fever -- Dec. 18, 1978

Books

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

Gnomes

By: Rien Poortvliet

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book.

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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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 Odyssey² (US) Philips Videopac (Europe)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Pirate Adventure

Platform: TRS-80, Vic 20, TI-99/4A, Apple II Plus, Commodore PET, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64

Genre: text adventure

Publisher: Adventure International

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Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Strategy

Brain Games

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Puzzle

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