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Wednesday 2 May 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jason Chimera and Ioannis Kanotidis. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cities. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Temple of Apshai or Dungeon of Death.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Cities

Starring: Glenn Gould, Anthony Burgess, R.D. Laing, Hugh MacDiarmid

Country: Canada

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Turtle's Progress

Starring: John F. Landry, Michael Attwell, Ruby Head, Tony London

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn

Pinwheel

Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Movies

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

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway

Country: United States

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Dawn of the Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger

Country: United States

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Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Giulio Natta: Italian chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1963 along with Karl Ziegler, for their contributions to macro molecular chemistry, more specifically, the study of tactical and a tactical polymers.
Facts:
  • Quadrophenia premieres in London
  • 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win.

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Books

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

American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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Linda Goodman'S Love Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart [Paperback]

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Lauren Bacall By Myself

By: Lauren Bacall

"In a word, LAUREN BACALL BY MYSELF is terrific...one of the real-life heroines of our time...and she wrote this book as she lived it."BOSTON

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A Distant Mirror

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

4-Player Bowling Alley

4-Player Bowling Alley

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Midway

Temple of Apshai

Platform: TRS-80, Commodore PET, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, IBM PC, VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Macintosh, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Dungeon crawl RPG

Publisher: Automated Simulations

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Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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