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Wednesday 12 December 1979

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It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Being There, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Country: United States

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The Jerk

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams

Country: United States

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1941

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams

Country: United States

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Duchess of Duke Street

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh, John Cater

Country: United States

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The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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Facts:
  • Gold hits record US$462.50 an ounce.
  • Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe.
  • President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
  • Coup d'etat of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.
  • The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.

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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 ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam


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