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Wednesday 3 October 1979

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Josh Klinghoffer and Claudia Bassols. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Working Stiffs. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventure or Cutie Q.
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Movies

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

The Black Stallion

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Country: United States

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Dracula Blows His Cool

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Gianni Garko, Betty Vergès, Bea Fiedler, Giacomo Rizzo

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Starting Over

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning

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10

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

Country: United States

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Disco Godfather

Directed by: J. Robert Wagoner

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones

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TV Series

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

Working Stiffs

Directed by: Createspace

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Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

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A Moment in Time

Directed by: Ruby Yang

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Ride on Stranger

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Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • A EF4 Tornado hits Windsor Locks, CT causing extensive damage to the town.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

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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 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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventure

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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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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Cutie Q

Cutie Q

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Pinball, Breakout clone

Publisher: Namco

Sheriff

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

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

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Football

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Jaws 2

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Midnight Express

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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The New Centurions

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Born Yesterday

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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