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Friday 14 December 1979

1979-12-14

It was Friday, 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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 ?

Scavenger Hunt

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States

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All That Jazz

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer

Country: United States

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The Black Hole

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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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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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 14 December 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Owen: British soccer (football) star and celebrity with a soccer video, sports paraphernalia, product endorsements and 2004 autobiography to his name.
  • Jean-Alain Boumsong: French footballer.
  • Andrei Makrov: Estonian ice hockey player.
  • Sophie Monk: Australian actress, singer, and model.
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Facts:
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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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 ?

Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Galaxy Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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