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Monday 1 January 1979, NewYear’s Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fadi El Khatib and sovereignty Jura. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pusteblume. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABPA Backgammon or Basic Programming.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Telford's Change

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Woodwright's Shop

Starring: Roy Underhill

Country: United States

Kick Start

Starring: Dave Lee Travis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

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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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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Force 10 from Navarone

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1979 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Fadi El Khatib: Lebanese basketball player.
  • sovereignty Jura: A new canton in Switzerland, created as result of a vote in Switzerland on 24.
  • Jawed Karim: Entrepreneur.
  • Brody Dalle: Australian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Distillers and Spinnerette).
  • Koichi Domoto: Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids).
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Facts:
  • International Year of the Child begins
  • US and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • Formal diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America.
  • Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rare Dogs
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teng Hsiao-p'ing, Man of the year -- Jan. 1, 1979
  • Esquire

Books

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

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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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

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.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo


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