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. Luna, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • The Onion FieldThe Onion Field
    directed by Harold Becker
    starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales
  • Time After TimeTime After Time
    directed by Nicholas Meyer
    starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner
  • Life of BrianLife of Brian
    directed by Terry Jones
    starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin
  • Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now
    directed by Francis Coppola
    starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 September 1979 ?


Holidays
  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary

Facts
  • Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
  • Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die and $23 million damage
  • Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
  • Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie
  • Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

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 toward destruction.

Overload by Arthur Haile

Overload

by Arthur Haile


Memories of Another Day by Harold Robbins

Memories of Another Day

by Harold Robbins


“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly “His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.” —The LA Times From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

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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