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Tuesday 2 October 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maja Ivarsson and Beckie King. 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 Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock 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 Barrier or Adventure.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1979 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Bronx Zoo

By: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock

A behind the scenes expose of Yankee's teammates including Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and the baseball owner George Steinbrenner.

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Basic Programming

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Head On

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving, Maze

Publisher: Sega/Gremlin

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Space Fever

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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