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Tuesday 31 October 1978, Halloween

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joselina Garcia and Zachary Knighton. In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Needed Me by Anne Murray. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978 On TV people were watching Elämänmeno. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Game of Concentration or Cosmic Conflict.
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 ?

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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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 30 days ?

The Wiz

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

Country: United States

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Midnight Express

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States

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The Boys from Brazil

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Country: United States

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Debbie Does Dallas

Directed by: Jim Clark

Starring: Bambi Woods, Christie Ford, Robert Kerman

Country: United States

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Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1978 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Iranian oil workers go on strike

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Pope John Paul II, from Osservatore Romano.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8612
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Tax Slashers -- Oct. 23, 1978

Books

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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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Cosmic Conflict

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

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Magnavox / Philips

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Atari Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports (American football)

Publisher: Atari

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Avalanche

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Casino

Platform: Atari 2600 Microsoft Windows Xbox Playstation 2

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