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Friday 6 April 1979

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ali Burr and Frederick MGDL Windsor. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Highcliffe Manor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space or Aim for the Ace!.
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 ?

Highcliffe Manor

Written by: Brad Buckner

Starring: Shelley Fabares, Stephen McHattie, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Gerald Gordon

Country: United States

J.J. de Bom voorheen: 'De kindervriend'

Starring: Wieteke van Dort, Joost Prinsen, Aart Staartjes, Hans Dorrestijn

Pinwheel

Written by: Vivian Horner, Sandy Kavanaugh

Starring: Elizabeth Abbassi, Dale Engel, George James, Jim Jinkins

Country: Canada

Anno domini 1573

Starring: Fabijan Sovagovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Franjo Majetic, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Stockard Channing in Just Friends

Written by: Eric Cohen, Nick Arnold

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

Country: United States

Movies

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

Phantasm

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister

Country: United States

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The Champ

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder

Country: United States

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The China Syndrome

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Country: United States

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Hair

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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The 47 Ronin

Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Chjr Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 April 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Isolde
  • Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
  • The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
  • In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
  • Saint Balderik
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Rod Stewart and Alana Collins wed

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Books

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

American Caesar

By: William Manchester

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army.

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Hanta Yo

By: Ruth Beebe Hill

Stated first edition.

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Proteus

By: Morris West

John Spada publicly runs an enormous multi-national corporation, privately he heads Proteus, a clandestine resistance movement. His aim is to free prisoners of conscience wherever they may be.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80

Aim for the Ace!

Genre: Sports, Romance

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Space

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Edu-Ware

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Super Invader

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Space Invaders clone fixed shooter

Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company

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