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Thursday 4 October 1979

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rachael Leigh Cook and Bjorn Phau. 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 Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rose of Versailles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Invasion Orion or Warrior.
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TV Series

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

Struck by Lightning

Starring: Jack Elam, Jeffrey Kramer, Millie Slavin, Bill Erwin

Country: United States

SportsCenter

Starring: Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Country: United States

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Carol Burnett & Company

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Field, Cheryl Ladd

Country: United States

Sapphire & Steel

Written by: Peter Hammond

Starring: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Big Jim and the Figaro Club

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

10

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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Luna

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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Historical Events

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  • Hugh Leonards Life, premieres in Dublin

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1979?

  • Life: Dolly Parton
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- Oct. 1, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8660

Books

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

Jailbird

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.

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Overload

By: Arthur Haile

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Memories of Another Day

By: Harold Robbins

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention.

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Sophie's Choice

By: William Styron

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon of Death

Platform: Commodore PET

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Instant Software

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Invasion Orion

Invasion Orion

Platform: PET, TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sci-Fi strategy game

Publisher: Epyx

Warrior

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Auto Racing

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mattel

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Lunar Rescue

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space flight Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

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