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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 Overload by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pusteblume. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Trek or Galaxian.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Moon Stallion

Starring: Tabu, Sarah Sutton, David Haig, John Abineri

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scotch & Wry

Starring: Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Claire Nielson, Tony Roper

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Sandbaggers

Written by: Ian Mackintosh

Starring: Roy Marsden, Ray Lonnen, Jerome Willis, Bob Sherman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Spearhead

Starring: Stafford Gordon, Roy Holder, Gordon Case, Peter Turner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

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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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 ?

Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Chesapeake

By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z

By: Ann Landers

Classic Ann Landers self help: covers all topics: medical; social; sexual; spiritual. Vol. I ends in the H subjects.

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Illusions

By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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Apple Trek

Apple Trek

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Apple Inc

The Datestones of Ryn

The Datestones of Ryn

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET/CBM, TRS-80

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Epyx

Galaxian

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Midway

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