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Thursday 1 March 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Magui Serna and Éowyn . In that special week of March 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. The 47 Ronin, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sheriff or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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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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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 ?

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 March 1979 ?

  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
  • Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
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  • Sweeney Todd opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • Scotland votes narrowly for home rule, which is not implemented, and Wales votes against it.

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

The Sixth Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying resultsBingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to

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By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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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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By: Peggy Anderson

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomb Bee

Bomb Bee

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Nintendo (Japan, Europe) Exidy (North America)

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Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Speed Freak

Speed Freak

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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