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Thursday 1 November 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Seufyann Sayad and Christophe Edaleine. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Pop Muzik by M. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Dead Zone by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Enchanted Castle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Sheriff.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Georg John

Country: United States

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Directed by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Franca Ma, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire

Country: United States

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Sisters of the Gion

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Yko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Enchanted Castle

Starring: Candida Beveridge, Georgia Slowe, Simon Sheard, Marcus Scott-Barrett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rose of Versailles

Starring: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

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The Legend of King Arthur

Starring: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Country: Australia

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O symvolaiografos

Starring: Giorgos Danis

Country: Greece

Sonne, Wein und harte Nüsse

Starring: Erik Ode, Hilde Volk, Hans-Joachim Frick, Marianne Borgo

Country: Germany

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 November 1979 ?

  • Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
  • World Vegan Day
  • Mexico - The Day of the Dead
  • Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
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  • A L Webber musical Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, premieres
  • Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President Guevara flees
  • Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
  • Edward Bennett Williams buys the Baltimore Orioles for a reported US$12.3 million from Jerold Hoffberger.
  • Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 million gallons of oil, in US's worst oil tanker spill disaster.

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

The Dead Zone

By: Stephen King

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into…the dead zone.Johnny

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By: Ken Follett

A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the ...

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Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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The Great Shark Hunt

By: Hunter S. Thompson

The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers"

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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NASL Soccer

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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