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Wednesday 21 February 1979

1979-02-21

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while War And Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Telford's Change

Starring: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Albert Welling, Veronica Sowerby

Country: United Kingdom

Please Stand By

Starring: Tom Logan, Richard Schaal

Country: United States

The Great Egg Race

Starring: Heinz Wolff, Johnny Ball, Hilary Henson, Brian Cant

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nathalie Dechy: French tour tennis player, a three-time doubles Grand Slam champion, winning the 2006 US Open women's doubles title with Vera Zvonareva, the 2007 French Open mixed doubles title with Andy Ram, and the 2007 US Open women's doubles title with Dinara Safina.
  • Carly ''Carlito'' Colon: Puerto Rican professional wrestler.
  • Lonnie Ford: American football player.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt in Waco: Texas; actress (Party of Five, Time of Your Life, The Audrey Hepburn Story, I Know What You Did Last Summer).
  • Carly Colón: Puerto Rican and Canadian wrestler.
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Facts:
  • 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550 / 580 km)

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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

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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