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Saturday 6 October 1979

1979-10-06

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits. The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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When a Stranger Calls

Directed by: Fred Walton

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda

Country: United States

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10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Luna

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Facts:
  • Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
  • Federal Reserve System changes from an interest rate target policy to a money supply target policy.
  • Peter Brock wins the Bathurst 1000 by a record 6 laps, with a lap record on the last lap.
  • Lesotho recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • Near Guam, Typhoon Tip reaches a record intensity of 870 millibars, the lowest pressure recorded at sea level. This makes Tip the most powerful tropical cyclone in known world history.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dolly Parton
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- Oct. 1, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8660

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 ?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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