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Wednesday 4 July 1979, US Independence Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Josh McCown and Dumas . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sapphire & Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Heiankyo Alien or Tail Gunner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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

Patrol Boat

Written by: James Davern

Starring: Robert Baxter, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic, Andrew McFarlane

Country: Australia

Big Jim and the Figaro Club

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Norman Rossington, David Beckett, Sylvester McCoy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cities

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

Country: Canada

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wanderers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, John Friedrich

Country: United States

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Moonraker

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

Country: United States

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The Muppet Movie

Directed by: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

Country: United States

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Rocky II

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Country: United States

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The Game of Death

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Algerian ex-President Ben Bella freed
  • The first baby is born at Disneyland, Teresa Salcedo, born to Rosa and Elias Salcedo.
  • Cape Verde recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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Books

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

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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Sphinx

By: Robin Cook

It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to

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Cruel Shoes

By: Steve Martin

Cruel Shoes

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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 ?

Heiankyo Alien

Platform: PC-8001 Arcade Apple II Game Boy Super Famicom Microsoft Windows Mobile phone

Genre: Action, Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: Denki Onkyō (original release) Meldac (Game Boy) Nihon Bussan (Super Famicom)

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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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

Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Vectorbeam

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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