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Tuesday 6 February 1979

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dan Balan and Reentko. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979 while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Can't Do That on Television. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Raiders or Trek-80.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Make Me Laugh

Written by: George Foster, Mort Green

Starring: Richard Belzer, Debra 'Tippit' Clark, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Anne Lockhart

Country: United States

Pusteblume

Starring: Peter Lustig

Movies

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

The Warriors

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright

Country: United States

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Hardcore

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

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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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 February 1979 ?

Holidays:
  • Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
  • Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
  • Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
  • Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
  • Saint Vedastus (+540)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dan Balan: Moldovan singer (O-Zone).
  • Reentko: German musician and composer.
  • Dan Bălan: Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer (O-Zone).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Supreme court of Lahore Pakistan affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Teng Hsiao-p'ing -- Feb. 5, 1979
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8625
  • Life: Underwear Is Outerwear

Books

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

The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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Nurse

By: Peggy Anderson

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER-OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital.

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The World According To Garp

By: John Irving

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONwith a new Afterword from the authorThe New York Times bestsellerThis is the life and times of T. S.

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War and Remembrance

By: Herman Wouk

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.The

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Asteroids

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Deep Scan

Deep Scan

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Sega Saturn (as a minigame in Die Hard Arcade)

Publisher: Sega

Star Raiders

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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Starhawk

Platform: Arcade, Vectrex

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Trek-80

Trek-80

Platform: TRS-80


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