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Monday 1 October 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gilberto Martinez and Curtis Axel. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. In UK Message In A Bottle by The Police was in the top 5 hits. 10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Legend of King Arthur. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Radar Scope or Aim for the Ace!.
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 30 days ?

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

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

The Detective Story

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe, Akira Kato

Starring: Yûsaku Matsuda, Mikio Narita, Kaori Takeda, Michihiro Yamanishi

Movies

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

10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Luna

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar

Country: United States

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The Onion Field

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales

Country: United States

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Time After Time

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
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Facts:
  • Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes President
  • Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
  • RKO radio network begins operation
  • The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
  • Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Nigerian Second Republic is established.

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Sport Games on 1 October 1979

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  • New England Patriots - Green Bay Packers : 14 - 27
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dolly Parton
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- Oct. 1, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8660

Books

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

The Matarese Circle

By: Robert Ludlum

Two mortal enemies are the only two people in the world cunning and knowledgeable enough to stop an evil plot that threatens the entire planet.

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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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The Powers That Be

By: David Halberstam

Crackling with the personalities, conflicts, and ambitions that transformed the media from something that followed the news to something that formed it, "The Powers That Be" is David Halberstam's forceful account

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There'S No Such Place As Far Away

By: Richard Bach

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Beam Invader

Beam Invader

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Tekunon Kougyou

Radar Scope

Radar Scope

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Aim for the Ace!

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance


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