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

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.8657
Sports Illustrated: no.8657

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979
TIME Magazine Cover: John Connally -- Sep. 10, 1979
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Books

The Matarese Circle - Rob Ludlum

The Matarese Circle - Rob Ludlum

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Books

Sophie's Choice - William Styron

Sophie's Choice - William Styron

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Books

Overload - Arthur Haile

Overload - Arthur Haile

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Books

Memories of Another Day - Harold Robbins

Memories of Another Day - Harold Robbins

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Old Journal Ads

Olympus Camera  The Eye of U.P.I.  NICE (1979)Olympus Camera The Eye of U.P.I. NICE (1979)
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Old Journal Ads

Ford Mustang Car 2 Photo Horse New Breed (1979)Ford Mustang Car 2 Photo Horse New Breed (1979)
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Parliament Motor Booty Affair Casablanca (1979)Parliament Motor Booty Affair Casablanca (1979)
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