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Thursday 1 February 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julie Augustyniak and Rachelle LeFevre. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Great Train Robbery, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Bowling.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

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

Country: United States

Pusteblume

Starring: Peter Lustig

Movies

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

The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

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

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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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil

Country: United States

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Superman

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Patricia Hearst is released from a San Francisco prison for bank robbery.
  • The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.

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Books

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

The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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Overload

By: Arthur Hailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey’s suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America’s largest state? In

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American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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The Praise Singer

By: Mary Renault

In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece when tyrants kept an unsteady rule and poetry, music, and royal patronage combined to

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Bowling

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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