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Monday 1 January 1979, NewYear’s Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brody Dalle and Anders Danielsen Lie. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Praise Singer by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rentner haben niemals Zeit. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bowling or Super Invader.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Salvatore Samperi

Starring: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Turi Ferro

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Watership Down

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Country: United States

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Directed by: John D. Lamond

Starring: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn, Jody Hanson

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Carry on Emmannuelle

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims

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The Sister of Ursula

Directed by: Enzo Milioni

Starring: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann, Antiniska Nemour

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TV Series

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

Rentner haben niemals Zeit

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A Woman Called Moses

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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Running Blind

Directed by: Ryan Suffern

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Telford's Change

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger UXB

Written by: John Hawkesworth, John Whitney

Starring: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
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  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 01, 1979 - Geocentric view

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

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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The Coup

By: John Updike

The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû.

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Julia Child & Company

By: Julia Child

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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