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Saturday 4 August 1979

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brandi Siegel and Robin Peterson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Prisoner: Cell Block H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aim for the Ace! or Monkey Magic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

More American Graffiti

Directed by: B.W.L. Norton

Starring: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard

Country: United States

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The Amityville Horror

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Country: United States

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The Villain

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Breaking Away

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Prisoner: Cell Block H

Starring: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Country: Australia

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Eat Bulaga

Starring: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ruby Rodriguez, Tito Sotto

Country: Philippines

Odisea burbujas

Written by: Silvia Roche

Starring: Aurora Alvarado, Rodrigo de la Mora, Humberto Espinoza, Arturo Laphan

Country: Mexico

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fast wia im richtigen Leben

Starring: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

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

To Set The Record Straight

By: John J. Sirica

To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon, by Sirica, John J.

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By: James A. Michener

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ABPA Backgammon

ABPA Backgammon

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics Sears

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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Monkey Magic

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Samurai (Europe) Dynasty! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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