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Wednesday 5 September 1979

1979-09-05

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Sophie'S Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Country: United States

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Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom

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Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom

Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 September 1979 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alberto di Jorio: former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (Born 1884).
Facts:
  • Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
  • Iran army occupies Piranshahr
  • Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals
  • Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Burma.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1979?

  • Time: Photographer Ansel Adams. Inset: Jimmy Carter by Arthur Grace.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8656
  • Life: Pope John Paul II

Books

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

Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins, the world's most popular and captivating storyteller, has created what may well be the most significant book ever written about the rise of the labor unions.

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Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

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Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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