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Monday 5 March 1979

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Riki Lindhome and Martin Axenrot. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Starcrash, directed by Lewis Coates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stockard Channing in Just Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Attack or Barrier.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley

Country: United States

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The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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The Great Train Robbery

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Every Which Way But Loose

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

Starring: Stockard Channing, Gerrit Graham, Mimi Kennedy, Lou Criscuolo

Country: United States

Djavolje sjeme

Starring: Ivo Gregurevic, Sven Lasta, Vera Zima, Miodrag Krivokapic

You Can't Do That on Television

Starring: Les Lye, Abby Hagyard, Christine McGlade, Lisa Ruddy

Country: Canada

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Osma ofanziva

Starring: Josip Pejakovic, Djordje Pura, Krunoslav Saric, Branko Licen

The Innes Book of Records

Starring: Neil Innes

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 March 1979 ?

  • St Piran's Day - Cornwall's national day.
  • Saint Theophile (d. 195)
  • Saint Olivia (d. 308)
  • Saint Gerarda
  • Learn from Lei Feng Day in China.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by ''off the scale'' gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
  • America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.

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

Mommie Dearest

By: Christina Crawford

Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was

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By: Belva Plain

The towering modern classic of passion and ambition that forever changed the way we see the courageous immigrants who came to America's shores -- the story of Anna Friedman transfixes us with the turbulent emotions

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The Stories Of John Cheever

By: John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Attack

Platform: Handheld video game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Coleco

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Vectorbeam

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Monaco GP

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000

Genre: Racing / Driving

Publisher: Sega

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