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Saturday 4 August 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 4, 1979). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Evangeline Lilly and Brandi Siegel. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Doing Time, directed by Dick Clement, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ride on Stranger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or Star Raiders.
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What the sky looked like on 4 August 1979

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

Doing Time

Directed by: Dick Clement

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

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Directed by: Neal Israel

Starring: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

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North Dallas Forty

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

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The Lady in Red

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan

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Pacific Inferno

Directed by: Rolf Bayer

Starring: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

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TV Series

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

Ride on Stranger

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Directed by: Michael Spierig

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The Mallens

Directed by: Brian Mills

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Carga Pesada

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Directed by: Talon Clemow

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1979 ?

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
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  • Italian government of Cossiga begins
  • Opening game of the ''American Football Bundesliga'' played between Frankfurter Löwen and Düsseldorf Panther, first-ever league game of American football in Germany.ref name=quotTurnquot Google book review: Turnen and sport: transatlantic transfers author: Annette R. Hofmann, accessed: 12 January 2010

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 04, 1979 - Geocentric view

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

Class Reunion

By: Rona Jaffe

Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

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I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can

By: Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon's groundbreaking memoir tells the extraordinary story of a woman who has it all, or thinks she does-a career as an Emmy-award-winning documentary producer, a man she loves, a world

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Good As Gold

By: Joseph Heller

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Battle

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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Home videos

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

You Light Up My Life

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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American Graffiti

Studio: MCA DiscoVision (Universal)

Format: Laserdisc release

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Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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Harry and Walter Go to New York

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS and Betamax release

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